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Old 11 June 2018, 01:58 PM
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Thanks, Crius of CoH, I had all but forgotten that poem!

For those who are too young to remember, Viking was supposed to prove definitively if there was life on Mars. If the chemical test results went one way yes, the other way, no. There was a huge gap between the two so there would be no doubt. The results came up somewhere in the middle. After a long analysis most (not all) biochemists said that that it was freaky chemistry, but not life.

The current results, if I understand them, are less ambiguous. They point in the direction of life (at least in the past) but are not detailed enough to prove it.
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