Re: Survival (was Defunct Democracy)

Chris Hind (
Sat, 09 Nov 1996 20:03:52 -0800

>> Using
>> Mars as an example, the latest word is that a Martian meteroite tested
>> by British scientists which is only 600,000 years old has the same life
>> traces as the 15 million year old rock publicized earlier. This second
>> rock is from a period of maritan history when the environment was pretty
>> much the same as it is right now, leading to the high possibility that
>> there are still such organisms in volvanic vents and under the crust of
>> Mars.

Wouldn't it be neat if we are able to extract any genetic information about
these organisms to recreate them? I wonder what the consequences of them
entering into the environment would be. Probably not much due to the fact
that we have bigger badder organisms here ready to take them out. Disaster
is even less probable if Earth life rode a rock from Mars to get here
because then it would be more compatable to be killed off by earth life.