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Questions: Atheist, evolutionists, and old earthers refuse to answer

Having debated many Evolutionists, I have heard just about everything (every answer to questions posed). As one Solomon said: “there is nothing new under the sun”. And I find several questions that Evolutionists will refuse to answer. They will either:

1) Change the subject.
2) Dodge the question.
3) Ignore the question
4) Act stupid (I don’t understand what you are asking).

The goal of these tactics is to always make those whom disagree with them to work harder at answering their question, and always hold their debate opponents to a higher standard then they hold themselves to.

When it would be better just to say: I don’t know. But because Evolutionists can never be wrong, “I don’t know” is not a thought that would ever cross their minds. I can count on one hand how many times I have heard an evolutionist say: I don’t know. So the egotistical response is from that list above.

What are some of the question they refuse to answer?

Before I begin, I must point out that some of the questions are not concerning biology. The Evolutionist will claim that because of this, it does not apply. Which would be wrong. Any support mechanism, idea or theory, that has to exist in order for evolution to work does apply. Like the millions of years required. So complain as they will, it just shows their desperation to keep a theory on top. When true proven facts should be able to hold their own on their own merit (evidence).

  1. Where did matter come from? In order for Evolution to work, all things are required to be explained “naturally” . And there is no natural explanation for matter just existing for no reason and no source. If you use deductive logic, what you end up with is that matter had to always exist. Which means there is an eternal dimension, which could contain matter and possible eternal beings. But science is not allowed to explore such possibilities because God is not allowed. So an answer is not really within their grasp.
  2. Where did the laws that govern our universe come from, and how were they balanced to work together? They cannot even begin to answer this question. Why? Because it would require them to ponder intelligence. That too is not allowed in science. In fact they don’t even know what laws are because you first have to define them as a substance in order to make them to come into existence naturally. But because laws do not exist in this state, there will never be an answer.
  3. Why does all matter date differently? In order for age dating to be “really accurate”, all matter should date back to its source. And according to the big bang, that source was over 10 billion years ago. Because if it all came from a dot, then it all should date back to that dot. But instead, what we see is that matter all around us dates differently. Now before anyone e-mails me, I do know how dating markers are left. I am just showing that those dating markers do not really tell how long that matter, being dated, actually existed.
  4. How do you compress all matter in the universe into a dot? In order for this to even be pondered to work, all the laws of physics have to be broken. Example: If you are debating someone who believes this happened, ask them to take a glass of water and compress it into a dot without making phase into anything else first in order to do it. You see even gas will phase into liquid if enough pressure is applied. But how do you get liquid to compress? How do you get a solid to compress? Science claims that extreme gravity will accomplish this. We have perfect examples of things that have enormous amounts of gravity (black holes, stars, and huge planets), yet not one that contains a large amount of matter is the size of a dot. When they compress a glass of water into a dot, show me. But the laws of physics won’t allow them to or it would have already been done.
  5. How does Evolution work around the immune system? The reason Evolutionist won’t address the immune system, is because the immune system actually fights change. They have no idea even where to begin to explain this. And what’s worse is that animal immune systems are stronger than humans. Which means the animal immune system will fight change even harder. How sensitive is the immune system? A person who gets an organ transplant often times cannot receive one from a family member. Now this would be change within the same species yet the immune system won’t allow it. In fact, the person receiving the transplant will have to take immune suppressant drugs for the rest of their lives. To stop would mean certain death.
  6. The human body has 10 interdependent systems that are required for life. Which one of these systems appeared first and how did it work until the others evolved? There is not one system in the human body that can exist without the other systems being in place. All systems work to one goal and that is to allow life. The usual evolutionist answer is: They all evolved at exactly the same time. The possibility of this is not even calculable. This is because each system has a different complexity, which means each system would require a different number of mutations to have evolved. And mutations take time, and the more that is required, the more time is required. And there is nothing in the evidence currently observed that shows any part of evolution has perfect timing.
  7. Why only use percentages when talking about the differences between Chimps and Humans? To get a percent you first have to have numbers to work from. Ever wonder why the numbers are “always” hidden? In fact if you ask a Evolutionist what the numbers are instead of the percentage, they won’t be able to tell you because they have not been told themselves. And just to show this point more, ask them to provide a book where the numbers that the percentage came from is even printed. It is hidden from the public for a reason. The human genome has over 3 billion base pairs. That would work out to be 30 million base pair differences in One whole percent (1%), And 300 million differences in 10%. So 1/10th (.1%) of a percent would equal 3 million (3,ooo,ooo) difference. And 2/10th (.2%) is 6 million differences. So 99% the same equals 30 million (30,000,000) differences. And 98% the same equals 60 million (60,000,000) differences. And as mentioned earlier, the immune system would fight such changes. Knowing how sensitive the immune system is, and now knowing the actual differences, how slow would the changes need to be so the immune system would not react? It would mean there would have to be at least 6 million missing links. Now what is the common excuse for not providing the actual numbers instead of just percentages? The public is too stupid to understand how evolution works. I have actually been told this. so basically the public is too stupid to understand simple math that shows evolution won’t work.
  8. Why the fossil record has life-form complexity even in the lowest layers? Evolution is supposed to be about simple life evolving into complex life. Yet complexity exists in the lowest layers. Example: The Trilobite and Nautilus both have fully formed organs and systems. There is no evolution tree to them showing how they evolved such complexity, and there is no evolution tree from them showing what they were evolving into. Basically the fossil record shows that these life-forms appeared on the scene all prepared with complexity ready to survive. In fact they are both also living fossils (alive today) basically unchanged. Complexity in the lowest layers shows that the fossil record support the flood. The Bible says that the Flood started by the fountains of the deep breaking up. What that means is that the bottom dwellers, complex and simple, got buried first. And that is exactly what we see. Then the mid ways dweller of the ocean, then the near top dwellers, then land animals. Which is exactly what we see.
  9. How would they explain perfect placement of our planet and solar system? Perfect placement of the planet to where it can support life is called the Habital Zone(link). The variables include: 5 types of stars which would change the distance the earth could be from the sun and be inhabitable. And whether the star is stable. The solar system placement is called the Galactic Habital Zone(link). Our solar system is just in the right place in our Galaxy, that does not have much dust, so we can see all the stuff the Hobble Telescope (link) takes pictures of. It is also located just right so we don’t receive harmful radiation to the degree it would kill us.
  10. How the earth, sun and moon are the correct sizes and distances to create a perfect total eclipse? As vast as space is, how do you get 3 objects at the right distances and size, to create a total eclipse so perfect that you are able to see the sun’s outer atmosphere? You see first the sun has to be a star that is stable (a Red Drawf star), which means a certain size as well. Then the earth has to be in the habital zone so that it can support life. Then the moon has to be a certain size and distance to cover the sun perfectly. And not be to close to our planet so that it’s gravity does not cause earthquakes with every orbit. This is because
    of the Inverse Square Law (link). Which say that 2 objects with gravity get closer, the pull of gravity between them quadruples. So sizes, correct position for life, gravity and inverse square law a factor, to create the perfect eclipse.
  11. Why being related is only referred to as common ancestor? The very thing that makes all life on this planet related, is the “common template” (RNA, DNA) that all life has. But instead of considering the “common template” for being related, we are instead referred to as “common ancestors” so that the evidence will “conform” to supporting evolution and nothing else. Conformism is not science.
  12. Why another template (RNA, DNA) never evolved? Since the supposed beginning of life abiogenesis (link), RNA and DNA has been a part of all life. If evolution is about evolving into complex and better things, why did not a better template evolve improving on the one we have? We have had the same template for life for millions of years, so why no change?
  13. Where is the dead matter to living matter (abiogenesis) evidence? Since the Stanley Miller experiment (link), there have been a few more trying to go further than the first experiment. There is not one of these experiments that have produced life, not one. Yet they will imply that making only 80% of the amino acids required for life equals life. As if the rest of the amino acids will poof themselves into existence. The other problem with every experiment is that 98% of what was made, along with the amino acids, is toxic to all life… And they also claim lightening made the amino acids. Lightening has around one million volts. The charge heats up hotter than that of the surface of the sun (link). The heat alone would vaporize any amino acids made. One million volts would not make amino acid structures, it would destroy it. Question: Did they use high voltage in their experiments to simulate “real world” conditions? of course not, they knew real lightening would destroy anything created the nano second it was created.
  14. Why all videos on evolution have to be mainly animated, yet evolution is referred to as a true-proven-fact? Is animation now considered evidence or proof for evolution? It would seem so because if you ask an evolutionists for evidence of the process of how something evolved, there is a very good chance they will refer you to one of these videos and try to claim or imply that this proves their claims. I work with flash animation from time to time. I know that if you animate what you cannot observe, your animation has to be totally done off of imagination. So is animation off of imagination proof for evolution? True proven facts do not require as much animation as evolution requires in order to understand it. Neither would it be required to totally animate a movie on it (Ice Age) to help sell the idea to our kids. True proven facts prove themselves on their own merits because the evidence and processes that are observable naturally instead of virtual reality. Example: If you play a shoot em up animated computer game on your PC, are you and the things you shoot real? Because if evolution were real as claimed, there ideas about it would not have to animated in the same fashion as a game.
  15. Darwin’s cousin headed up the eugenics movement, why hide this when teaching Evolution? Francis Galton, Darwin’s half cousin, headed up the Eugenics movement. This movement deemed all mentally ill and disabled Peoples as less than human. To keep them from reproducing, they were sterilized. For medical purposes, human experiments were done and left many scared, and many also died. Less than human means they were considered animals. And killing them this way was considered no worse than killing an animal. The main goal of this movement, which also found a following in the U.S., was to weed out the undesirables so that human perfection through Evolution could be achieved. This is also why Hitler liked this idea and supported the movement. Eugenics was an extension of Hitler’s own extermination of undesirable humans that was part of his hit-list.
T-Rex Blood and Tissue found


As you will notice in this interview, there is no explanation of the find. There is no way that blood and tissue can survive 70 million years. They know this and it makes them feel uncomfortable. The woman is almost speechless in explaining it as she grasps for words that do not make her look incompetent in her field of work. She also knows that she cannot slip up and imply that the time-line of the Bible might be true. That would be job self destruction.

I could see blood and tissue lasting 4400 years (since flood) rather than 70 million years. Maybe they should drill, not break, into the bones in some of the museums and see if there is blood and tissue there also. The reason they won’t is because as long as there is only one like this, they can claim a fluke of circumstances that allowed this to happen. Find another one and that option goes away.

If I were a scientist looking for “real” truth. I could not wait to look inside another dinosaur bone to see. But all evolutionists are avoiding the issue like the plague. For they know that a find like this can destroy the very foundation evolution sets upon, which is the amount of time require for it to happen. Which puts into question whether science is about conforming to the accepted theory, or following the evidence where ever it may lead. Because if they could prove that this took millions of years, it would be a feather in their cap. But they are afraid. If evolution is the true proven fact with mountains of evidence like they claim, then what is there to be afraid of? If they believed those claims they would be running to drill into those bones to see. But there is not enough faith in those words because they know they are just words.

Cannot wait until someone splits another bone open like that.

  • Update! The woman who discovered the tissue, blood and blood vessels was able retest her findings under the same conditions using different bones from other dinosaurs and birds from the same time period to find that she got the same exact results. She had to find someone who would work with her allowing her to do this test on other bones. Not one of her regualr peers from her peer group would allow her to confirm her work. In fact many attacked her because her findings did not totally support the evolution theory. She was able to work with a man who has one of the biggest collection of T-Rex bones among other types of fossils.
  • And now since she is able to confirm her findings on several different dinosaurs from the same time period her find can no longer be considered a one time fluke. In fact because she has repeated it several times, it can be now considered empirical evidence.
  • But the problem still remains. How does blood and tissue last 80 million years? It don’t. 6,000 years is more likely for blood and tissue to last encased in bone.
  • The video below proves scientific bias towards any one who finds evidence that does not solely support evolution. This woman basically works alone because of this with help from the one person who helped her confirm her findings. And because she still believes in evolution, it shows that it does not matter what side you are own. Just come up with evidence against evolution and you are basically banished.


A list of over 40 dinosaur blood and soft tissue finds that were hidden

Creationist gets fired for finding creation evidence aka dinosaur blood


How did people live so long in the Old Testament?

According to what Young Earth Creationists believe about the earth having a Crystalline Canopy before the flood. Which was a semi solid dome that surrounded the earth. The weight of this canopy doubled the barometric pressure from what we currently observe. And because it was mainly consisted of Metallic hydrogen, there was more free oxygen (double the amount found in atmosphere today) in our atmosphere. This would explain why the air bubbles, found in amber, are rich in oxygen compared to today’s atmosphere.

High oxygen amber bubbles proving high oxygen early atmosphere.

The Crystalline Canopy would surround the earth much like the ozone layer does as shown in this picture:

The Crystalline Canopy being able to exist is confirmed every time NASA sends something up into space. You see the exhaust from the rocket engines of every spacecraft sent up, put out a whole lot of moisture. When the rocket goes through the outer atmosphere, this moisture creates an ice cloud that is very different from any other type cloud known. This is because in that phase water is at it’s triple point. Which means it trying to freeze, be liquid, and gas at the same time. It creates the clouds as you see below:

And because ice has a magnetic field, the cloud formed by the moisture from the rocket fuel “always” makes a path to the North magnetic pole, this is because NASA is closer to the North pole than the South pole. So the pull to the North is stronger. You will also notice that these clouds have the ability to put out light even at night. And their light can be clearly seen in the daytime as well. If this is a preview of what the canopy looked like, then it would also explain why there were strange things said about the sky in the Bible in the Old Testament. Example:

job 37:18 Hast thou with him spread out the sky, which is strong, and as a molten looking glass?

The sky, while the canopy was in place, was not blue as we see it now. The sun shining on the canopy would make it glow a bright redish pink color. Much like what we see during some sunsets.

Does that not look like hot molten glass as the Bible says? The spectra of hydrogen gas when used in a neon tube for lighting looks like this:

Further supporting the idea of the Crystalline canopy.

Side note: If you want to do a simple test to see if ice reacts to a magnetic field. Take a ice cube and tie a string around it. Hang it. Then pass a magnet under it and you will see it move without touching it. A strong magnet will work best.

Why is ice having a magnetic field important? When the earth was created, it was completely covered with water. The water had to go under the earth’s crust for dry land to appear (Genesis 1:9). But while the water covered the whole earth, it was subject to the conditions of space. Being in a vacuum, it was trying to boil. Water will boil at any temperature in a perfect vacuum. Boiling means it’s moving. Water, as long as it’s moving, will not freeze as easy. But because of the boiling, small water droplets were being expelled from the water’s surface and exposed to the absolute zero of space, which would freeze it almost instantly. Now because we are talking about an event that is happening at the same time around the whole planet. Imagine a planet wide ice cloud that suddenly comes together like a huge magnet because of the earth’s magnetic field. Now imagine how strong a magnet that big would be, and now you can see where the pressures came from to created a Metallic Hydrogen Canopy came from.

The canopy would create the conditions of twice the oxygen, and twice the barometric pressures because the hydrogen molecules that exist today were caught up in the canopy making more free oxygen which also means less water. And the canopy has weight, it would increase the atmospheric pressure (barometric pressure) about twice what it is now. This would make the earth like living in a barometric oxygen chamber. There are even medical treatments now being used this way as explained below.

HBOT (Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment) has been being used and experimented with as treatment for many ailments, diseases, injuries etc… These treatments are very near to the conditions before the flood. These Doctors – researchers are documenting their finds on the internet because mainstream medical science rejects most of what this treatment can do because it can replace many pharmaceutical drugs.

The theory behind how HBOT works as treatments is that once the pressure pushes more oxygen into the cells of the body. The body goes into a type of repair mode to where it actually heals itself. When we sleep, the body repairs itself and is why it is important that we get good sleep and enough of it. But this treatment goes beyond that by enabling the body to do “major” repairs as well as minor repairs. Currently our body only does minor repairs as we sleep.

Examples of this are in the YouTube videos below:


In the video above the teenager has had his brain damaged in an accident. Medical science gave up and he could not speak or walk. After several HBOT treatment he is now able to do both as shown in the video.


It’s good for strokes.


And it’s showing very positive results for Autism. There are many documented videos on Youtube. Now imagine you live in an HBOT type condition 24 hours a day. Your body is able to do major repairs everyday. How much would that extend your life? Well the Old Testament people live to almost a 1000 years old. So your life span would extend to almost 10 times.


This would also explain why, after the flood, people did not live as long. Once the HBOT condition was remove, their bodies quit doing the major repairs and they quit living such long lifespans.

Professional sports players are now using HBOT to heal injuries in “half” the time. Ever wonder why some players get back into the game so quick? Here’s why.

Virtual animation evidence for evolution?

I debate evolutionists quite often on a forum. And when I ask for the process of evolution of a certain organ, or species, I often often referred to animated videos as proof of evolution. And I am told this is proof of how it works. Now I work with flash animation. I know that animating what you cannot see is not proof because it requires you to use your imagination. Animating what has been seen and is considered “observed and documented animation”. An illustration of the observable. But as I show animated videos of evolution below, can you tell how much was actually observed? Yet this is considered by science to be an illustration of actual processes that can “never” be observed. Yet we are supposed to accept it as proof.




How much of the macro-evolution process was animated in each video? 100%, right? Macro-evolution will “always” have to be animated because there is no empirical evidence to support it. So why animate it? Well if you cannot prove it, and you need money to keep working at it, then you have to “sell” the possibility that it “might” have happened. So you sell your idea through animation. Which is a created virtual world of imagination that is if you are not animating what has been observed. So is macro-evolution observable? If it was, these videos, and others like it, would not be using so much animation to try and prove it or sell it to the masses.

Can any evolutionist provide empirical evidence for macro-evolution?

Plankton prove evolution wrong!

Most evolutionists will tell you that evolution is about life that “adapts to it’s ever changing surroundings”. But what if there were a life form that could change it’s surroundings to suite it’s needs? One that could actually control the weather so that the heat from the sun in the summer time won’t kill it. Is this possible? Yes it is. Meet plankton.

What clouds look like made by what plankton do. They are much whiter therefore reflecting more of the sun's rays back into space cooling the planet.

It’s almost hard to believe, but new NASA-funded research confirms an old theory that plankton can indirectly create clouds that block some of the Sun’s harmful rays. The study was conducted by Dierdre Toole of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and David Siegel of the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).

The study finds that in summer when the Sun beats down on the top layer of ocean where plankton live, harmful rays in the form of ultraviolet (UV) radiation bother the little plants. When they are bothered, or stressed, plankton try to protect themselves by producing a compound called dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP). Though no one knows for sure, some scientists believe DMSP helps strengthen the plankton’s cell walls. This chemical gets broken down in the water by bacteria, and it changes into another substance called dimethylsulfide (DMS).

DMS then filters from the ocean into the air, where it reacts with oxygen, to form different sulfur compounds. Sulfur in the DMS sticks together in the air and creates tiny dust-like particles. These particles are just the right size for water to condense on, which is the beginning of how clouds are formed. So, indirectly, plankton help create more clouds, and more clouds mean less direct light reaches the ocean surface. This relieves the stress put on plankton by the Sun’s harmful UV rays.

For years now scientists have been studying related processes in the lab, but this is the first time scientists have shown how variations in light impact plankton in a natural environment. The research was done in the Sargasso Sea, off the coast of Bermuda.

Previous research also found that the cloud producing compound peaks in the summer in the ocean, when UV rays are high, but plankton numbers are at their lowest.

“Plankton levels are at a minimum in the summer but DMS is at its peak,” said Toole.

In the warmest months, the top layer of the ocean warms as well. This heating of the top 25 meters (around 80 feet) creates a contrast with cooler deeper layers. The deeper layers hold many of the nutrients that plankton need to live on. Like how oil separates from water, the warmer upper layer creates almost a barrier from the cooler lower layers and less mixing occurs. Also, the shallow upper layer exposes the plankton to more UV light. Under conditions where there are low nutrients in the water and levels of UV light are high, plankton create more DMS.

DMS levels peak from June through the end of September. During the season, the study found that a whopping 77 percent of the changes in amounts of DMS were due to exposure to UV radiation. The researchers found it amazing that a single factor could have such a big affect on this process.

“For someone studying marine biology and ecology, this type of variation is absolutely incredible,” Siegel said.

The researchers were also surprised to find that the DMS molecules completely refresh themselves after only three to five days. That means the plankton may react to UV rays quickly enough to impact their own weather. Toole and Siegel were surprised by the lightning-fast rate of turnover for DMS. To give an example for comparison, when carbon dioxide gets into the atmosphere where it acts as a greenhouse gas and traps heat, it may last for decades. Toole adds that the cycles that break down DMS scream along at these very fast rates, even though overall amounts over the course of the year remain pretty stable with a slow increase over summer and a gradual decline over winter.

The next step for the researchers will be to see how much the added clouds from plankton actually impact climate. By figuring out how plankton react to light, scientists now have the information they need to use computer models to recreate the impacts of plankton on cloud cover. Since the white clouds can reflect sunlight back out to space, the researchers believe the plankton-made clouds may have some affect on global temperatures.

This is important in light of man-made greenhouse gas production that warms the planet, and ozone depletion that allows more life-threatening UV radiation to strike Earth.

“There is the potential that this cycle could slow global warming,” said Siegel. “But right now we have no idea of the size of it or even what it means.”

In order to measure how much plankton may alter the climate, computer models would need to simulate different scenarios. One scenario would show our climate without clouds due to plankton, and another would show the climate with the increased cloud cover. Then researchers could begin to compare the differences between each scenario.

The researchers add that this effect may help to slow or lessen climate change, but would in no way reverse the trend or stop it altogether.

The research took place in the Sargasso Sea, where a wide range ocean data has been collected since the 1950s. A 1998 study relying on data from this area contained a 1992 to 1994 time series that focused on the cycling of organic sulfur from DMS in the ocean. Siegel has also been collecting data of changes in sea surface temperatures over seasons, variations in both visible light and UV light in the water, and the relationships between these solar variations and DMS levels. All of these measurements have been taken from research vessels and buoys in the Sargasso Sea.

In the future, the paper’s
authors look forward to incorporating satellite data from NASA’s Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) mission into this line of research. SeaWIFS will provide comprehensive data on shifts in visible light reaching the ocean’s surface.

The study was funded by NASA. Studies of DMS have been funded by the National Science Foundation. The study appeared in a recent issue of Geophysical Research Letters.

Space Daily

1) How does such an ability evolve?
2) What is the process of this type of so called evolution?

Also, is this the answer to Global Warming? According to link below, because of the ability of Plankton to make clouds, that we should grow it to cool the earth.

Why was there so much violence in the old testament?

In the old testament aka old covenant. When someone died they did not go to Heaven or Hell. They did what the bible terms as “Slept with his fathers” aka soul stayed with the body in a place known as paradise (not heaven just a temporary place). This can term can be found throughout the old testament but completely disappears in the new testament. This is because Jesus made a straight way to Heaven.

Image from a Bible search engine.

So being that the people back then did not receive judgment after death, judgment was often before death. So what we would see as violence was man being judged upon earth. This is why you don’t see this today. Judgment now is after death.

Why was the Coccyx created?

The Coccyx not only has nerves that go through, but several muscles in the buttocks area are connected to this. Including some that help you evacuate. So with it removed you would have some problems.

The evolutionists are trying to claim that the Coccyx (part of our tail bone) is left over from us evolving from Chimps. And that it has basically no function in our bodies. You can read more about this here: You will also notice their attempt to use this for evolution. In every instance you find this done on any site promoting evolution, you will notice that what muscles connect to the Coccyx are omitted. Leaving out known information like this is a planned deception by evolutionists. For why else do they do this? To sell to the masses what is not true. Giving only half of the information is lying. And in a court of law, withholding truth is breaking the law.

So when atheist bring this up, here are some memes you can use to show how stupid this idea really is.

Who created God?



If you want to skip forward to the question and answer, skip to 2:57 mark.

Some facts about Darwin and Lyell that evolutionists don’t want you to know

Was evolution written to combat the Christian faith?

Here is a letter from Charles Darwin to his son George:

P.S. Oct 22d. Hen. has taken your M.S. to London, & will write. I have lately read Morley’s Life of Voltaire & he insists strongly that direct attacks on Christianity (even when written with the wonderful force & vigour of Voltaire) produce little permanent effect: real good seems only to follow from slow & silent side attacks. I have been talking on this head with Litchfield, & he strongly concurs, & insists how easily a man may for ever destroy his own influence.


Darwin Project

Mission to Mars?

There also have been several failed missions to Mars:

In 1964, NASAs Mariner 3 was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. In space, its solar panels failed to open and the batteries went flat. Now its orbiting the Sun, dead. In 1965, Russian controllers lost contact with Zond 2 after it lost one of its solar panels. It lifelessly floated past Mars in the August of that year, only 1,500 km away from the planet. In March and April, 1969, the twin probes in the Soviet Mars 1969 program both suffered launch failure, 1969A exploded minutes after launch and 1969B took a U-turn and crashed to earth. More recently, NASAs Mars Climate Orbiter crashed into the Red Planet in 1999 after an embarrassing measurement unit mix-up caused the satellite to enter the atmosphere too low. On Christmas 2003, the world waited for a signal from the UK Mars lander, Beagle 2, after it separated from ESAs Mars Express. To this day, theres been no word.