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Martian ancient irrigation canals and possible associated religious structures of a stressed civilisation by Gary Proffitt

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There has been much speculation about the possibility of canal systems on Mars as
well as more recent suggestions that faces have been observed upon its surface and if we
look at our own species and the effect that great environmental stresses create on the
cultural beliefs and behaviours of civilisations that rely on regular crops to survive then we think of the many ancient South American cultures that went to great lengths to please there gods with many religious undertakings and also the great faces there were carved with primitive tools on Easter Island when there civilisation
faced extinction which inevitably came to end there lives.
In this image we not only find proof that indicates some form of intelligent management of the land but another of the aforementioned "Faces of Mars" placed in the middle of this
very interesting area and though very eroded, we can still make out the face with eyes, nose and a mouth and it appears that they had a large forehead which would go hand in hand with there ability to survive and manage on this now forbidding Planet Mars.The origin of this
species is very difficult to either find or believe but it would not be impossible to imagine that they may of been descendants of a visiting crew that became stranded there
or they may of been placed there on purpose or be the result of evolution on Mars itself but one thing is for sure, there can be
no doubt that there must of been intelligent life on Mars at one time and one that was not too dissimilar to our own!
The history books may need rewriting once again
if you read this notation on the subject of
the canals of Mars theory that is found in the following article on the matter from wikipedia!
Some people went so far as to propose the idea that the canals were irrigation canals built by a supposed intelligent civilization on Mars. Percival Lowell was a strong proponent of this view, pushing the idea much further than Schiaparelli, who for his part considered much of the detail on Lowell's drawings to be imaginary. Some observers drew maps in which dozens if not hundreds of canals were shown with an elaborate nomenclature for all of them. Some observers saw a phenomenon they called "gemination", or doubling - two parallel canals.
Other observers disputed the notion of canals. The observer E. E. Barnard did not see them. In 1903, Joseph Edward Evans and Edward Maunder conducted visual experiments using schoolboy volunteers that demonstrated how the canals could arise as an optical illusion.[1] This is because when a poor-quality telescope views many point-like features (e.g. sunspots or craters) they appear to join up to form lines.[2] In 1907 the British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace published the book Is Mars Habitable? that severely criticized Lowell's claims. Wallace's analysis showed that the surface of Mars was almost certainly much colder than Lowell had estimated, that the atmospheric pressure was too low for liquid water to exist on the surface, and he pointed out that several recent efforts to find evidence of water vapor in the Martian atmosphere with spectroscopic analysis had failed. He concluded that complex life was impossible, let alone the planet-girding irrigation system claimed by Lowell.[3] The influential observer Eugène Antoniadi used the 83-cm (32.6 inch) aperture telescope at Meudon Observatory at the 1909 opposition of Mars and saw no canals, the outstanding photos of Mars taken at the new Baillaud dome at the Pic du Midi observatory also brought formal discredit to the Martian Canals theory in 1909,[4] and the notion of canals began to fall out of favor. Around this time spectroscopic analysis also began to show that no water was present in the Martian atmosphere.[2]

Mars surface by Mariner 4 in 1965
The arrival of the United States' Mariner 4 by NASA in 1965, which took pictures revealing impact craters and a generally barren landscape, was the final nail in the coffin of the idea that Mars could be inhabited by higher forms of life. A surface atmospheric pressure of 4.1 to 7.0 millibars (410 to 700 pascals) and daytime temperatures of −100 degrees Celsius were estimated. No magnetic field[5][6] or Martian radiation belts[7] was detected.
William Kenneth Hartmann, a Mars imaging scientist from the 1960s to the 2000s, explains the "canals" as streaks of dust caused by wind on the leeward side of mountains and craters.

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    Gary Proffitt (January 23, 2014, 02:40PM )

    Hi fellow Mars heads and I have really hit the jackpot for us this time in terms of a Great Mars mystery! . {Observational analysis} Well first of all lets push the Mars face to one side as although this is pretty cool its not what where interested in most of all and because its eroded and not a close up view we will dismiss it for now! . {First impressions} Right, the great data, well its caught me by surprise as although I have seen the polar anomalies that Nasa photographed that look like Inca Walls that surround plot like areas I didn't rate them highly because of the amount of Ice and we all know that h2o and co2 can throw up some oddball geometries in near vacuum's at very low Temperatures or varying temperature ranges.

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    Gary Proffitt (January 23, 2014, 02:39PM )

    {Positive record type} This image is much more explicit as data because it is formed on dry land( or dry now but could well of been very different when this was created), and dry land or solid rock as opposed to molecules of gases or liquids expressing mutative change due to varying temperatures. This means we can have a real record of local physical movement and disturbance and a reduced record of the said materials transposing there form profiles thermally(the exception being volcanic or other extremely high environmental temperatures.) . {Observable record data in strata} We can see before us many rectangular areas that are not perfectly made in terms of uniformity of size and angles but highly efficient in terms of mostly four sided areas that do not have much boundary overlapping. The boundaries are a series of lines and strange pits and these lines and pits hardly appear at all in the areas between the rectangles but the pitting can vary in terms of diameter which seems to be relative sometimes to the size of the rectangle as if a function of the rectangles area size, thus it is logical to assume a special relationship existed between rectangular areas and the capacity of the irrigation canals and I use this reference loosely as it is assumed that these are canals for the purpose of this research.

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    Gary Proffitt (January 23, 2014, 02:38PM )

    {Theorising possible canal function} Well this is tricky because to be honest I cant Connect the canals to any possible record of a relief water system though there are many local candidates at this secret location that are ancient rivers or small lakes as they have details related to hydration and in view of this we had better assume that they are closed systems to keep the focus on determining the function of the canals rather then the source. The canals are not very deep at all and seem more like drainage ditches that then have many pits in them Suggesting that there purpose is for collecting water as opposed to delivering it and if we think of Mars historical problems with its water cycle then this would fit in beautifully if we assume that this could be a method of collecting water from large areas of land. . {conclusion 1} I believe that this is indeed primitive landscaping of a past planetary surface showing logical construction methods that defy natural formation possibilities and is for the purpose of the collecting of water to be dispersed to other individuals to maintain life support. The way this was done would need better research or a site Visitation with robotic chemical and forensic analysis of the surface and sub-surface of this location.

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