Reply to post: Re: Where are the trees.

It's a God-awful smell affair.... is there life on Mars? Rocks ruled out as source of mystery methane on Red Planet

TechnicalBen Silver badge

Re: Where are the trees.

"There's no evidence that Mars was always dead." There is no evidence that... well, there never was a red teapot orbiting the sun _at some point in time_.

That's the thing. It's a negative proof, and one based on assumptions and dreams. Not hard data.

It's a bit like saying, if I keep building car parks on the moon, eventually a car *will* turn up. Yes, carparks and cars are extremely highly correlated, but one causes/requires/invokes the other in one direction only, not the other.

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