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Fears

  • Michael A. G. Michaud

Abstract

Essayist and editor Richard Holt Hutton argued in 1892 that communication with Mars, if established, would lead (even though it should not) to a decrease in Man’s confidence and a lowering of his sense of moral responsibility, because he would take it as another sign of his insignificance.3 This concern has reappeared many times.

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