" Green argues that finding the faint traces of Martian life, past or present, will unleash countless new questions that we’re not prepared to answer.
There is, of course, a religious angle to all of this. The origins of life on Earth are still the subject of debate today and science has always had to compete with stories for mindshare.
I mean, we live in a time where a not-insignificant chunk of people still claim to believe that the Earth is flat, so finding alien life on another world is sure to come with its own host of conspiracy theories and true believers spouting… whatever it is they truly believe.
Green may be right and mankind may not be ready to deal with the implications of finding life outside of Earth. But science waits for no one and if there’s life to be found on Mars, those discoveries aren’t going to wait until we’re ready to deal with them. Brace yourselves." NY Post
One of the old timers on SST wrote me recently to admonish me to abandon my "frivolous" interest in humanity's coming migration from Terra. He suggested that I should embrace climate change as the focus of SST. I declined to do so since I think the leftist theme song of impending doom is yet another manifestation of the result of allowing teachers who are the spiritual offspring of the nutty sixties and seventies to indoctrinate our children for decades.
People are causing climate change? What an amusing thought! I will try to live long enough to dance on the grave of this stupidity. pl