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originally posted by: Dizak
NASA.. Gov.. others.. they know the truth.
May as well say earth belongs to bacteria too. We should do what ever we want with space.
originally posted by: jeep3r
a reply to: drewlander
Thanks, drewlander. I'm taking the liberty to repost the first link:
Do no harm to life on Mars? Ethical limits of the ‘Prime Directive’
Here the quote from Carl Sagan:
If there is life on Mars, I believe we should do nothing with Mars. Mars then belongs to the Martians, even if the Martians are only microbes.
He indeed said this himself, as can be seen in "Cosmos Part 5 - Blues For a Red Planet" (skip to 52:30):