In 1919, there was 100% consensus among scientists that Martians had built a giant irrigation system across the Martian equator.
4 Oct 1919, Page 47 – at Newspapers.com
A Summer Walk
‘My journey is at an end’ – Antarctic explorer Henry Worsley dies 48km short of goal
His poignant journal entry explained he could see the summit where he was to finish his trek, but he was unable to continue after several days spent fighting blizzards and -44C temperatures.
Even unto The Princess of Mars, ERB, 1917.
Dejah Thoris, Princess of Mars! One of my favorite cartoon characters. Maybe it was better when we could fantasize about stuff like that!
“No one doubts…”
Well there’s the problem!
Sums it up for me so much Confabulatory Confirmation Bias even amongst scientists.
Reblogged this on vuurklip and commented:
The Martians are coming! Not!
That’s what you think!
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