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Originally posted by InfaRedMan
Ill go with the Star Trek (Genesis) Philosophy here.
I think it would be fine to terraform and seed life... but under the proviso that the planet we do seed is completely void of life.
We have no right to alter the destiny of any microbiological life indigenous to any other planet. After all.. that could have been us billions of years ago right!
Thankfully we still have a way to go before we can start playing god on such a huge scale.
Originally posted by loam
I think we will quickly learn that the universe is teaming with life.
Inescapably, the question will ultimately become how do we prevent contaminating our own planet?
Mark my words on this one.
Originally posted by Xeven
Sure we have the right to alter the destiny of microbiological life. We are of nature just like all other things so what we do is natural. When we kill animals for food we have denied that animal offspring which could have evolved into who knows what?
When we eat a plant we prevented it from possibly evolving. We absolutely have the right to rule the universe as we see fit.