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Monday, October 14, 2019

LIFE OUTSIDE EARTH

Intelligence is an open question, but it is the height of hubris, to spin and whirl around our little sun, on our little wet rock, and assume no other of the infinite rocks and stars in what we understand as our universe can support even mold. Reports in a number of outlets indicate that the U.S. space agency NASA is preparing to make a statement regarding life on Mars.

Some quotes and teasers are signaling that we may not be ready for such a historic announcement. To this we say, bring it on because unless they are going to announce they have found a Martian couple sipping wine reading a copy of Harry Potter, it's not that big of a deal. Granted it will be cool to have the question answered.

As special a place as Earth is, it is a planet and to restrict our thinking on what it takes to support life on a planet to our planet and nothing else, well, it's just silly. Looking forward beyond the announcement to important discussions on what we can expect in the future of space exploration.

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