Is that the Northern Star or a Martian Spaceship?

We are a smart lot, we humans, but sometimes we do and say stupid things. And it is the measurement of how far we have progressed from stupid that shows advancement.

I mean, let’s look at the really amazing things we have done; man walking on the moon, invention of airplanes, submarines, ships, cars, you name it.

From transport to medicine we’ve done amazing things here on planet earth. For example, on this day, December 17th in 1900, the brand new Ellis Island Immigration Station was completed costing $1.5 million. Pretty amazing, when you consider the number of people who have passed through its halls.

But….

…we’ve also done some pretty stupid things too.

(Image Source: Collectorscomics.net)

(Image Source: Collectorscomics.net)

On this day, December 17th in 1900, a 1st prize of 100,00 francs was offered for anyone who could prove they had communicated with extraterrestrials. Martians were excluded because they were considered too easy, according to Historyorb.com.

No, I didn’t make it up. Martians were excluded because they were considered too easy. It seems many an astronomer believed that there was life on Mars.

Add to that the discovery of the “Mars Face” and now it is absolutely scientifically proven that indeed life does exist on the red planet. By the way, the size of that head from ear to ear, so to speak, is approximately 2 miles. Should be easy enough to communicate with him, I think. Space, the final front ear?

I wonder if the competition is still running? Nanu Nanu.

(Image Source: Science News Nasa)

(Image Source: Science News Nasa)

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