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1. The god of war and husbandry.

2. (Science: astronomy) One of the planets of the solar system, the fourth in order from the sun, or the next beyond the earth, having a diameter of about 4,200 miles, a period of 687 days, and a mean distance of 141,000,000 miles. It is conspicuous for the redness of its light.

3. (Science: chemistry) The metallic element iron, the symbol of which <male/ was the same as that of the planet mars. Mars brown, a bright, somewhat yellowish, brown.

Origin: L. Mars, gen. Martis, archaic Mavors, gen. Mavortis.

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Science vs. Science Fiction, non-scientist needs help

... to use correct science as a starting point for the fictional bacteria featured in my book. In my next book, my explorers encounter a wet cavern on Mars which has a bacterial colony growing in it. This colony has evolved to form a kind of collective intelligence. They consume iron. For the purposes ...

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by MOrenda
Wed Aug 20, 2014 6:45 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Science vs. Science Fiction, non-scientist needs help
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holographic origin of life

... mental processes but that doesn't mean that it can't be used as an observer.There are physical laws in relation with it.For instance, according to mars or venus, the sun is moving.That doesn't mean that venus or mars have mental processes to realize sun's motion. 2)Question: Living creatures follow ...

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by minasole
Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: holographic origin of life
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Re: CHALLENGE: Why should there be an “origin of species”?

... another planet/system into primeval sea is much more likely than "Micelle to liposome to bacteria" evolution. Example: we sent robots to Mars. As far as we know, there is no life currently on that planet. It's very likely that robots were contaminated with bacteria. Should life appear ...

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by Cat
Mon May 20, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: CHALLENGE: Why should there be an “origin of species”?
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Views: 8843

Theories - Origin of Life

... begin on Earth at all, but was brought here from elsewhere in space, a notion known as panspermia. For instance, rocks regularly get blasted off Mars by cosmic impacts, and a number of Martian meteorites have been found on Earth that some researchers have controversially suggested brought microbes ...

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by einfopedia
Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:34 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Views: 907196

Re: Re:

... to simulate a permanent electrical storm in a previously sterilised lake, assuming life was created that way (a good experience to do in a lake in Mars, or in an artificial lake in a spaceship, for example). Yes, here it is not spontaneous because you have to simulate the theoretical conditions ...

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by christianstrategies
Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Any SOLID arguments against evolution?
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