But your reaction shows that might not be the case, should undeniable proof of life or abiogenesis be discovered. Just the prospect of it has you declaring scientists are on a mission to rule out the religions of the Earth!"Mars sample return is coming, so scientists urge preparing the public for it now"
The discussion now in many of the threads has nothing to do with the coming news that the public must be prepared for when samples of Mars arrive on Earth and are studied. Meteorite ALH84001 is a good example of Mars and what happened during the Clinton Administration to life on Mars claims. No one needed to prepare the public then
What happens if people buy into that? What happens, if people suddenly think they are forced to choose to stop trusting science and scientists in general, or to discard their sacred dogma? The implications are far ranging.