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Hypothetical Question
« on: December 07, 2012, 01:20:31 PM »
Lets say we find life on Mars, only one life form, but lets also assume that this life form is the key to terraforming the planet into a livable planet for humans at the cost of it's complete annihilation.

The life form is exclusive to Mars and cannot be moved to anywhere in the known universe, nor have we been able to artificially create it's environment in the lab.
The life form immediately dies when it leaves the gravity of the planet.
It gets much of it's energy from radiation and transformation would create an atmosphere that blocks the life blood of this creature.

Do we proceed?

 


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Re: Hypothetical Question
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2012, 09:43:11 PM »
Lets say we find life on Mars, only one life form, but lets also assume that this life form is the key to terraforming the planet into a livable planet for humans at the cost of it's complete annihilation.

The life form is exclusive to Mars and cannot be moved to anywhere in the known universe, nor have we been able to artificially create it's environment in the lab.
The life form immediately dies when it leaves the gravity of the planet.
It gets much of it's energy from radiation and transformation would create an atmosphere that blocks the life blood of this creature.




My vote would be, not only no but hell no. 
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Re: Hypothetical Question
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2012, 05:40:59 AM »
I think it could be safely assumed, that, knowing us....................we would do it first, and then wonder about whether it was right or wrong. :rolleyes:

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Re: Hypothetical Question
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2012, 06:05:26 AM »
My vote would be, not only no but hell no.
ST said the same thing.

I have a feeling we would never be told the truth, and the Govt would proceed with teraforming.

The spin!!!

The life form is evil, proclaiming it is a bully that keeps all potential life from developing, probably the reason it's the only life found, it murdered all other life, a cancer on the planet that needs to be eradicated.
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Re: Hypothetical Question
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2012, 06:16:38 AM »
ST said the same thing.

I have a feeling we would never be told the truth, and the Govt would proceed with teraforming.

The spin!!!

The life form is evil, proclaiming it is a bully that keeps all potential life from developing, probably the reason it's the only life found, it murdered all other life, a cancer on the planet that needs to be eradicated.


When was the last time the evil government ever told the truth.   :sad:
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Re: Hypothetical Question
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2012, 06:55:32 AM »

When was the last time the evil government ever told the truth.   :sad:

That's not fair!!!!!

Remember when Obama said he was going to fundamentally transform America?

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Re: Hypothetical Question
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2012, 07:00:51 AM »
That's not fair!!!!!

Remember when Obama said he was going to fundamentally transform America?


b o is working on what FDR started.  :glare:
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Re: Hypothetical Question
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2012, 06:43:58 PM »
Mars can never be terraformed. It can't hold an atmosphere because it has no magnetic shield like the earth (prevents the solar wind from blowing away the atmosphere). Also, the temp is just too low. That "snow" on the poles is almost entirely dry ice (frozen CO2). Carbon dioxide freezes at -110 F.   It may look like Arizona, but it'll never be.

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Re: Hypothetical Question
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2012, 07:02:46 PM »
Mars can never be terraformed. It can't hold an atmosphere because it has no magnetic shield like the earth (prevents the solar wind from blowing away the atmosphere). Also, the temp is just too low. That "snow" on the poles is almost entirely dry ice (frozen CO2). Carbon dioxide freezes at -110 F.   It may look like Arizona, but it'll never be.
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