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RE: Have scientists just found proof of life on Mars?

in STEMGeekslast year

Interesting thought

Progress in space exploration would definitely have profound effects on the culture and politics of those left behind on Earth

I often wonder if sometime in the future, when humanity has established permanent settlements beyond Earth's protective atmosphere (and ionosphere, etc) and is constantly made aware of, just how intensely, ruthlessly hostile "space" is to the human organism, if then there would be some mass political movement to conserve the Earth, turning it into like a sanctuary for the solar system

Like a mass tempering of human arrogance in the face of just how fragile we are

Because it's just so much damn easier to be alive on Earth. The environment doesn't have to be engineered, manufactured and maintained around-the-clock to support life...


Well said, we already have a perfect place to live - our home planet. Let's preserve it for posterity.