Saturday, March 01, 2008

But It Looked Like It Might Be

News from researchers goes against a theory proposed by NASA that recent pictures from Mars suggest the presence of liquid water. Instead, what looked like water or ice flows may just be dry surface debris flowing downhill. And that's good news either way. And it's what the scientific process is all about. An observation prompts a theory. More observations are taken to either prove or disprove the theory. If the evidence supports the theory, the theory gets stronger. If it disproves the theory, then it's discarded and science moves on.

So think about it. There's a theory that was postulated about 150 years ago, and rigorous science has not been able to prove it wrong in all that time. Pretty strong theory, eh?

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  1. Anonymous said...

    Haha. Yes. I can't belive they actually found water. I mean, that does not prove any MAJOR theory that we didn't know already. It just proves that: If we run out of water on this big rock, then, we can go to Mars for a drink. That's it. It will be awesome if they reveal that they also found aliens on Mars. THEN, all our beliefs will change.