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Water on Mars, Little (Green?) Life Forms, and Angels

Lincoln Cannon

20 June 2008 (updated 17 April 2020)

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Water on Mars, Little (Green?) Life Forms, and Angels

In response to an article by transhumanist philosopher Nick Bostrom, I wrote recently about the significance of finding basic life forms on another planet, such as Mars.

In summary, if basic life forms are probable in the universe then advanced life forms must also be probable or we’re probably doomed. So if we discover basic life forms on another planet, given the alternatives, we should trust, for practical reasons, that advanced life forms are out there somewhere, too.

Just yesterday, the Phoenix Mars Mission reported that they believe they’ve discovered water on Mars. Are basic life forms next?

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