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Topic: A post on my NPR blog on The Forge of God

From: Adam Frank
Location: US
Date: 01/04/2011

http://www.npr.org/blogs/13.7/2011/01/04/132627678/wolves-among-the-stars-rethinking-who-on-earth-controls-interstellar-policy

Re: A post on my NPR blog on The Forge of God

From: Greg Bear
Date: 01/04/2011

Thanks, Adam - this has been an undercurrent in SETI discussions for months now. My friend and colleague David Brin has emerged as a spokesperson on the caution side. He and I discussed these issues way back in 1983 - which resulted in THE FORGE OF GOD and his own story, LUNGFISH, as well as a cogent essay. All deserve attention.

Re: A post on my NPR blog on The Forge of God

From: patrick
Location:
Date: 01/05/2011

I got it that the Killers did it because inherently other species are dumbasses in general. Better safe than sorry. Humans don't seem to be disuading this concept.

I think we should just put it out there. You know, treat it like Pascal's wager. If something nasty comes and gets us, so be it. If something wonderful comes, great. If nothing happens, then we eventually go out and play.

Re: A post on my NPR blog on The Forge of God

From: Greg Bear
Date: 01/08/2011

Hmm... Not the way I'd think even while crossing the street, patrick!

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