WALL: David Chain - A Perspective (fwd)
dhaxton6 at mindspring.com
Thu Oct 1 11:27:21 EST 1998
On Thu, 01 Oct 1998 09:58:59 GMT, no.damn.spam at digger`s.farm (dr.
>>Your colonialistic anthrocentrism is showing. What makes you think
>that humans, or any earth-based beings, own an interest in Mars? Mars
>is what it is. Mars is for Martians. If you can find any, then you
>can negotiate with them. Otherwise, keep your dirty planet-raping
There almost certainly aren't any Martians (unless you count something
on the level of, say, lichen). We aren't going to keep our dirty
planet-raping hands off. With any luck, we'll be terraforming Mars
by the 22nd century. Just drop a few gigatons of ice (easily
obtainable from Saturn's rings), seed it genengineered plant life, and
presto! One inhabitable planet.
Of course, it'd take at *least* a century or two, but the basic
principles are sound.
>I'm not buying any of that "common heritage of all mankind" shit,
>either, like with Jimmy Carter divvying up the Moon with the UN. Mars
>isn't an Earth satellite, it's co-equal with Earth.
I don't buy it either. I don't expect Rwanda to be contributing much
to this effort. Mars (or any other planetary body) will belong to
whoever can make use of it. I hope it's the USA, but if some other
government is willing to make the effort, more power to them.
>We humans have no birthright that allows us to meddle with the natural
>Gaian balance of Mars or any other planet. Deal with it.
"Gaian balance"? LOL!
The solar system *will* be colonized. I hope this takes place in a
matter of decades rather than centuries, but it will happen. Deal
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