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Old 12-05-2017, 08:30 PM
 
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So, what if Mars was actually a second Earth (identical gravity, magnetic field, atmosphere, temperature, water, minerals)? Assume that 25% of the surface is land mass in random fashion, but no intelligent life forms.

Given knowledge of this planet: when would the earliest possible human visit be/have been? Would we approach setting up permanent colonies there? If so, how would the first colony be set-up? Could Earth and Earth 2 communicate?

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Old 12-05-2017, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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LOL! I think Edgar Rice Burroughs responded in detail with the "John Carter" stories. When you set up hypothetical situations that have no chance of existing in real life, you get to play god and write the storyline. Example: you could make your Mars closer to Earth orbit to make conditions more similar and distances less.

A reality is that when different ecologies are brought into contact bad things happen to one or the other or both. Chinese privet and Canadian thistle and Japanese Kudzu seem intent on taking over Alabama. European diseases decimated the native Americans even before many had direct contact. With your scenario, there is reason to worry that anything up to and including the day of the Triffids could happen.
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Old 12-08-2017, 08:34 AM
 
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I heard about a Rush Limbaugh TV show episode back in the 1990s, when he referred to certain powerful families thru out history, and some kind of link to an ancient Mars civilization. It was kind of an odd bizarre thing, but he claimed there was proof of this. I have been meaning to do some digging on this and see what its all about. I remember reading something many years ago that mentioned Mars in relation to genealogy, it had something to do with certain blood lines if Im not mistaken, does this sound familiar to anyone?
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Old 12-08-2017, 12:15 PM
 
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Rush Limbaugh??? These are the science forums. The only relation between Limbaugh and science is his experiments finding how many drugs he could take and still have people follow him.
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Old 12-09-2017, 10:14 AM
 
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Rush Limbaugh??? These are the science forums. The only relation between Limbaugh and science is his experiments finding how many drugs he could take and still have people follow him.
I know its bizarre. Ive googled it before and surprisingly alot of results for it, pretty easy to find the episode number.

Im not sure how he got on the topic or what they were discussing when this came up, but from what Ive read and seen, Limbaugh claims to have seen top secret documents that allude to certain families genealogy originating on Mars and a kind of 'panspermia', but only for a handful of bloodlines/ families, and they have all been powerful influential people.
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Old 12-09-2017, 01:14 PM
 
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I know its bizarre. Ive googled it before and surprisingly alot of results for it, pretty easy to find the episode number.

Im not sure how he got on the topic or what they were discussing when this came up, but from what Ive read and seen, Limbaugh claims to have seen top secret documents that allude to certain families genealogy originating on Mars and a kind of 'panspermia', but only for a handful of bloodlines/ families, and they have all been powerful influential people.
To quote Mr. Macky on old South Park episodes, "Drugs are bad, m'okay?"
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Old 12-12-2017, 01:23 PM
 
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To quote Mr. Macky on old South Park episodes, "Drugs are bad, m'okay?"
Panspermia is not that bizarre or 'off the wall' in my opinion.
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Old 12-12-2017, 07:13 PM
 
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The concept of Limbaugh's sperm all over everything is slightly different than rudimentary building blocks of life existing and impregnating planets where life might exist. Just sayin...
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Old 12-15-2017, 08:37 AM
 
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I heard about a Rush Limbaugh TV show episode back in the 1990s, when he referred to certain powerful families thru out history, and some kind of link to an ancient Mars civilization. It was kind of an odd bizarre thing, but he claimed there was proof of this. I have been meaning to do some digging on this and see what its all about. I remember reading something many years ago that mentioned Mars in relation to genealogy, it had something to do with certain blood lines if Im not mistaken, does this sound familiar to anyone?
Huh.

I would have thought that if there was proof of a civilization on Mars, I would have heard of it.

But, hey, if Rush says it's so, it must be so!

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Old 12-16-2017, 09:33 AM
 
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Huh.

I would have thought that if there was proof of a civilization on Mars, I would have heard of it.


Im not so sure about that, such a thing would be disastrous for various religions, it would also conflict with the history we are all taught.

I think they would do everything they could to keep this kind of thing from the public.

Im going to read up on this again, its been awhile, but I do recall it had something to do with certain bloodlines, the genealogy of families like the Rockefellers, Bilderbergs, etc, It wasnt as 'sci-fi' as it sounds though.

If you are interested, it was an episode in the early or mid 90s, Google it.
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