Dr. Manhattan to Laurie Juspeczyk:
In my opinion, [the existence of life is] a highly overrated phenomenon. Mars gets along perfectly without so much as a microorganism. See: there's the south pole beneath us now. No life. No life at all, but giant steps, ninety feet high, scoured by dust and wind into a constantly changing topographical map, flowing and shifting around the pole, in ripples ten thousand years wide.
Tell me... would it be greatly improved by an oil pipeline?