Another Mars face phenomenon

I’ve now seen this story across multiple days and that makes no sense. New pyramids have been “found” in Google Earth photos. But people are just debating whether they exist or not. HUH!? Unless the person who found them is not disclosing the coordinates I’d suspect that someone would have chartered a plane or jeep by now to go check it out.

New pyramids! And we don’t know if it is true or not!

Egypt makes a fortune off tourism to the pyramids, some new undiscovered ones would add to the haul, a new generation of grad students would get to dig them up. Give me a break, new pyramids is too way cool that it has been days and there is no answer whether it’s true or not. Of course confirming might be a slow process but surely someone has been out to the site and if it’s just oddly shaped rocks (like the Mars face was) that should be news already.

Or, perhaps that has happened, but throwing cold water on a fantasy story doesn’t make the news. How long before this claim, say, like cold fusion, is debunked. It isn’t always religion that has the woo factor.

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old fat (but now getting trim and fit) guy, who used to create software in Silicon Valley (almost before it was called that), who used to go backpacking and bicycling and cross-country skiing and now geodashes, drives AWD in Wyoming, takes pictures, and writes long blog posts and does xizquvjyk.
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2 Responses to Another Mars face phenomenon

  1. Doug says:

    Low energy nuclear reactions (cold fusion) happen. It’s debatable whether it’s practicable because it might take more energy to set up the conditions for atoms to fuse at relatively low temperatures than the output you would get from the fusion reaction. But it’s pointless to poo-poo cold fusion just on annoyance. Atoms in lattices fuse. Nothing to be hysterical about at this point. Let them study it. And again about pyramids: many cultures have pyramids in their midst that they were too primitive to build themselves. I don’t know what it means, but it’s obvious that primitive cultures did not have the tools to build precise pyramids. The silly governments of the various modern inheritors of these ancient sites want to claim credit for it and they obscure and stop research into it if it contradicts their claim to a past Golden Age. There is no glory for anyone. Just let everyone look without a poo-poo factor. Hey, they once said there were “Monsters” in Africa. Once they named them “Gorillas” it was no big deal. Eventually, “Big Foot” will be just another species. Science is held back by ridicule. Just collect the data and don’t worry so much about “foolish” people. And they have uncovered pyramids that were buried deliberately in ancient times for some reason and new digs have found them. So what. Let them look. It could be nothing. None of the ancient archeology makes sense but it could just be that important records are lost. I’d say that everyone is wrong. Why cling to theories on either side that don’t match the data? Keep looking. Keep showing everything. “Face on Mars”? I don’t know, but NASA has in the past hidden data. It could be nothing. I don’t know. Hey look: I remember how we used to brag how we were totally open and public about our space missions unlike the Russians who hid that they had failed missions where their astronauts died. But we said that we broadcast live all our missions good or bad for the public to see and hear and it was interesting to hear the communications of the astronauts with mission control etc… But I remember that one day I heard a report on the news that was mentioned once and never repeated: It said that an astronaut was reprimanded for using the secret channel to say that he had vomited — he was supposed to use that only for emergencies. But then I thought: wait a minute — secret channel? I thought everything was in the open unlike the Russians. So from the very start they had encrypted and secret data that they could hide from the public. It might have been perfectly innocent or maybe not. No way to tell.

  2. dmill96 says:

    I actually agree on most of what you say, which to me implies I ineffectively made my point in the post.

    And again about pyramids: many cultures have pyramids in their midst that they were too primitive to build themselves. I don’t know what it means, but it’s obvious that primitive cultures did not have the tools to build precise pyramids. The silly governments of the various modern inheritors of these ancient sites want to claim credit for it and they obscure and stop research into it if it contradicts their claim to a past Golden Age. There is no glory for anyone. Just let everyone look without a poo-poo factor.

    I agree, let’s investigate but what surprised me was that it hadn’t already been investigated, at least in the form of a quick flyby. I do a recreation, geodashing, that is helped by a lot of study of Google Earth images. I’m no professional photo-interpreter but after about 500 visits on the ground to places I’ve seen in Google Earth I have learned to recognize some common midwestern features, the ground view vs the satview. Those images of the “pyramids” actually looked convincing to me, but sat images are very deceptive as they don’t show 3D well and shadow is often tricky to interpret. A low altitude flyby (or if there is a nearby road, a driveby) would either rather quickly debunk these images or suggest they’re worth study. Now all sorts of features have been discovered by satellite imaging that is not readily visible at ground level, so it might take a long time and digging to confirm they actually are pyramids. But new pyramids is pretty exciting and I’d suspect it would be trivial to do the initial investigation literally hours after the announcement. So to me the woo factor (or poo-pooing if you prefer) is that this is not a question that should be hard to get a better answer quickly and there is an incentive to get that answer.

    As to the issue of does information get suppressed, either directly by government or indirectly with collusion with business, yep, check out what Google Earth is allowed to public in terms of the higher resolution imagery over military installations. Some secrecy doesn’t strike me as a conspiracy and I don’t think, at least most of the time, anyone is doing cover-ups.

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