The Mars rover, Curiosity, has come across a rock that looks amazingly like a thigh bone. Of course the picture went viral. Per the article:

 

 

NASA’s Curiosity rover has spotted a "thigh bone" on Mars -- or at least that’s what some paranormal types would have you believe. The folks at UFO Blogger wrote this week that the rover’s MastCam had captured a photograph of a "fossilized thigh bone" on the red planet on August 14....As Ron Sletten, a scientist on the Curiosity team, indicated on the agency's site, "the object is an interesting study in how wind and the natural elements cause erosion and other effects on various types of rocks." The Huffington Post reached out to NASA for comment about the "bone." This post will be updated with any new developments.

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/21/thigh-bone-mars-curiosity-...

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Oh jeeze.  The cryptozoologists are gonna to go nuts with this one.

I'm not anything close to a bone expert, but that rock doesn't look like any bone I've seen.

I remember the time people saw an image that they claimed must be a transportation tunnel coming to the surface and back down again.  Pifffle!  It was obviously a stone formation.  The sections were not even enough in length and size to be made by an intelligence.

I remember the stone face that was close to looking like a face until it was viewed from another angle.  Then it was obviously a rock.

People love to delude themselves.

   There is a tendency to a "whoa, did you see that" phenomenon for people to start playing in their minds various scenarios based on ?????? Boy, you can have a lot of fun with that. Who among us has not gazed on the cloud formations and formed images of animals or faces? Entertainment indeed!

    But what would really be mind-blowing would be to find an extraterrestrial artifact of any kind, either natural or manufactured (or pedifactured)

Would it help to send UFO Blogger this do you think?  (Sorry, I'm hopelessly hopeful.)

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No.

C'mon, you really think people that write at something called UFO Blogger are like religious zealots?  Writing their puerile screed complete with Photoshopped pictures and quote-mines?  Using every argumentative fallacy known to human-kind and closing their eyes and sticking their fingers in their ears to every bit of eviden....oh.  Never mind.

I wonder if any of them remember the "Face on Mars".  That certainly worked out well for them.

And Idaho, of course "...that rock doesn't look like any bone I've seen..."  It's extraterrestrial!  A whole new critter!  Oy.  

You're probably right.  You should pass that along to them.  I'm sure it will have a profound impact and show them the error of their ways.  ^.^

As the delicate art of sarcasm sometimes passes unnoticed in electronic communications, I was being sarcastic with both posts.

Unless, of course, I missed your sarcasm in turn, in which case, I shall certainly complain to the last company who did such an (apparently) shoddy job of working on my Sarcast-o-Meter™.

    It just seems silly to ponder upon martian bone piles when we have zombie issues to deal with in our own neighbourhoods. Where are your priorities people ?

The priorities should be in addressing our aim.

Aim for the head, people!

That bone may well be the last piece of the last zombie victim on Mars.  That's why they came here.

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