Thanks Sophia for the encouragement and thoughtfulness in your response. I’m intrigued by your line about the latent desire to discuss/debate the topic further:
Here’s a crazy idea: what if you and I find some channel (eg text or email) through which we can have that conversation. And if at the end we both find it…
Thanks for this thoughtful response, Ray. Notes below:
> The article is written from the distinct perspective of a white, western man
It’s true that I’m white (mostly — I’m also a member of the Cherokee Nation), and I’m certainly speaking from the perspective of the West, but why the emphasis on my…
If, like Earth, Mars were teeming with intelligent life, I think you’d have a point. As far as we know, though, Mars is etirely lifeless. There is nothing there for us to kill.