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Cacique Caribe Inactive Member30 Mar 2018 8:18 p.m. PST

Mosquitoes are the biggest killers of humans on Earth.

What if the same thing happens to humans with tiny wildlife on other planets … like MARS, for example?

WHAT IF … Mars had dormant eggs or spores (Native or from some place else), which suddenly hatch when given water and air:

YouTube link


1 – Would it slow or stop our resolve to colonize?
2 – Would we impose a quarantine of some sort, until all people and goods are cleared by authorities?
3 – Would we set up a space station for quarantine subjects?
4 – Or would we feel the risk is too great for life on Earth even then?
5 – What if not all nations agreed on the restrictions, and wanted their citizens free to come home, or wanted a shot of their own at trying to test the subjects and take samples back for study? Or for their weapons development departments?


Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP30 Mar 2018 10:02 p.m. PST

Fear not, the genome on another planet would be as alien as the creatures!
Short of eating/crushing etc, I doubt we are at risk.

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member30 Mar 2018 10:33 p.m. PST

But, but, but … What if Martian Sea Monkey DNA, brought over in space debris, is what gave rise to life on Earth! :)


Giles the Zog31 Mar 2018 12:14 a.m. PST

See the film "Life", Matt Damon's more recent effort, which is based on the premise that some form of spore or hibernating bacteria grows into something a bit more frightening.

Load of old tosh (the film that is) and a lesson in how not to deal with bio hazards by undertrained ill equipped space station and crew.

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member31 Mar 2018 2:11 a.m. PST


Thanks, I'll check it out. How-not-to films can be exasperating, or fun, depending on how they are done.

By the way, I just came across this article with our scientists reassuring us that they would take all the necessary precautions to protect us from any accidental contamination of our planet:


I think I recall reading similar assurances when scientists started playing with African bees in Brazil, and on other similar containment situations.


PzGeneral31 Mar 2018 5:01 a.m. PST

Ryan Reynolds is in the movie "Life"…..not Matt Damon. He is in "The Martian"…

mwindsorfw Supporting Member of TMP31 Mar 2018 6:10 a.m. PST

Would we stop colonizing because of a hostile bug? No. Whether it is the U.S., E.U., China, or Russia, someone it going to invent and use bug spray in the name of progress.

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member31 Mar 2018 6:25 a.m. PST

The Bug is already replicating here on TMP.

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP31 Mar 2018 7:10 a.m. PST

zoc thumbs up

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP31 Mar 2018 7:11 a.m. PST

Also, we have nothing to fear as our global warming will kill off any alien bugs grin

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP31 Mar 2018 8:41 a.m. PST

zoneofcontrol for the win.

Giles the Zog31 Mar 2018 11:49 a.m. PST

@PzGeneral – you're right it was Jake Gyllenhaal…sort of says it all when you can't even get the lead actor right !

Zephyr131 Mar 2018 2:20 p.m. PST

After a few years of human spacecraft venting waste tanks while in orbit (which seems to be procedure around our own planet), those Martian critters will be fighting for their own lives… ;-)

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member01 Apr 2018 1:54 a.m. PST

Who knows? Maybe it could spawn (pardon the pun) an entirely new brand of documentaries, perhaps a return of the series "Monsters Inside Me". :)



Legion 403 Apr 2018 1:54 p.m. PST

"Nuk'm from Orbit … It's the only way to be sure" …

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member05 Apr 2018 11:42 a.m. PST

Lol. My thought exactly!


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