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Ethics Of Interstellar Alien Encounters

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2013 05:04:46 -0400
Archived: Fri, 23 Aug 2013 05:04:46 -0400
Subject: Ethics Of Interstellar Alien Encounters

Source: News.Discovery.Com


Aug 22, 2013

The Ethics Of Interstellar Alien Encounters
By Ian O'neill

During the Starship Congress last week in Dallas, Texas,
discussions focused on the myriad of topics associated with
humans pushing into space and, ultimately, becoming an
interstellar civilization. It quickly became apparent that if
you think on a large enough scale, over a vast enough time
frame, pushing humanity deeper into the galaxy is not a sci-fi
notion, itís an evolutionary imperative.

But let us assume for a minute that we will overcome the huge
technological challenges of propelling starships to neighboring
star systems and begin a new age of galactic colonization. Let
us also assume that the profound question "Are we alone?" will
be answered. We will have clawed our way to the stars to find
that life is simply a chemical complication and, given the
correct conditions, biology is possible anywhere.

As we come face-to-face with our extraterrestrial neighbors,
what would - indeed, what should - we do?

[More at site... thanks to Diana Cammack for the lead]

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