Life on Venus.......
andrew at micropix.demon.co.uk
Fri Jan 26 03:27:46 EST 1996
In article <4dm016$8tn at er5.rutgers.edu>, Nicholas Landau
<nlandau at eden.rutgers.edu> writes
>There is nothing immoral or improper about introducing Earthly life
>to dead extraterrestrial bodies!
On whose authority. That's a rather arrogant view.
>The Earth is rapidly becoming an inhospitable place for many kinds
Only through gross excess of human activity.
> If you believe Malthuss' predictions, then humanity itself
>is going to suffer as a result of our own overconsumption and over-
>pollution of this planet.
Jolly good job too. The sooner humans become extinct the better, give
this planet a chance.
>The sooner we can create life sustaining planets elsewhere, the
>better chance we have of surviving as a species, and saving some
>other species while we are at it. Alien oceans could become home
>to whales, just as people could colonize alien worlds.
Then we could hunt THEM to extinction as well. What fun.
>The bottom line is we are in big trouble with this world. This all
>may seem like science fiction, but ozone depletion used to seem
>like science fiction, too. The natural beauty of Mars, unmarred by
>life might be a thing of great value (although no human has ever
>seen it,) but nothing lasts forever. People used to think that the
>rainforests were nice, too. And the Aral Sea. I would rather
>see Mars littered with life than see life disappear from the Solar
Life no, humans....
'bye, time for a whale berger and chips.
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