On Earth, scientists have managed to revive bacteria that has been frozen in ice sheets or entombed in salt crystals for millions of years. So it’s possible that extinct Martians aren’t extinct at all. Warm up Mars, McKay reasons, and the red planet might just spring back to life. But that won’t happen without Earth’s intervention. As McKay put it to me: ‘We should say: “We can help you. We’ll bring back the water, we’ll make it warm again, and you can flourish.”’ Whenever I do the simplest of tasks I like to ask myself, "what are the unintended consequences of my actions?" -Seems like a good rule of thumb here, FOR SURE.
Also, I love aeon.co -I follow that URL. on Hubski.