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Terraforming Mars

In one of those happy googling accidents I stumbled over this transcript of a panel discussion: Great Terraforming Debate

Several distinguished planetary scientist and two of my favorite science fiction authors, Greg Bear and Kim Stanley Robinson, are discussing the question: Are we morally and ethically allowed to terraform another planet?

It's an interesting dilemma to even figure out the basis of this discussion - if we can't prove beyond doubt if there is or isn't life on Mars, can we make any kind of decision?

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