Curiosity will search for evidence that Mars may once have held the necessary building blocks for microbial life to evolve [implicitly via Darwinian evolution, considering the source].from Nasa Mars landing: Curiosity arrives on the Red Planet (British empire's Daily Telegraph, 8/6/12)
On Monday, Curiosity proved again that it did. The odds were against a successful landing. Historically, more than half of all Mars missions have failed.
So NASA pulled out all the superstitious stops.
Mission Control engineers munched Mars bars and snacked on traditional "good luck peanuts." The label on official Curiosity peanut jars said "Dare Mighty Things."from Exploring the Martian surface once more
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.Teddy Roosevelt
There's nothing like dedicating oneself to a challenging goal to develop latent mental powers, like physical exercise develops latent physical powers. The mind-boggling feat of delivering Curiosity in perfect condition to the surface of Mars not only constituted a tremendous mental exercise, but it indicates that those who accomplished it had previously been exposed to such a "project orientation," and probably early in their lives as part of their education, so that a scientific mode of thinking had become ingrained in them, and they had become confident in their powers to set realistic goals that "push the envelope" and achieve them, especially demonstrated in their decision to use an untested landing procedure (to "dare mighty things").
Although few of us will ever participate at such a high level, each of us should dedicate himself or herself to creating something which requires the application of physical principles in order to develop our own consciousness-soul. Even if it doesn't work out, we learn a lot, including about ourselves, and we develop confidence in our ability to pursue goals and overcome failure. This, and not just water, is why the great project known as NAWAPA is so important for mankind. Not coincidentally, this is partly why the British empire wants to prevent us from building it, and to reduce NASA to a shadow of its former self, before it becomes too obvious that Satan's attempt to make glorified monkeys of us is a lie.