Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez Says Capitalism May Have Ended Life On Mars

During a speech to mark World Water Day, Chavez made some interesting statements about life on Mars and capitalism.

I have always said, heard, that it would not be strange that there had been civilization on Mars, but maybe capitalism arrived there, imperialism arrived and finished off the planet.

Blaming imperialism for the lack of life on Mars is an interesting twist to what happened to the past civilizations that some claim once lived on the Red Planet.

Recently, Dr. Michael Meyer, lead scientist for the Mars Exploration Program, discussed some of the greatest hits and biggest challenges in astrobiology at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting. He spoke about the disagreement over whether or not the meteorite ALH84001 shows signs of bacterial life on Mars and the plans for upcoming missions to Mars to look for signs of life.

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