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11:35-11:55   Robert Lodder     Predicting the Effects of the Outer Space Treaty on Lunar Mining


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11:36:23 From David DeGraff (he/him) : Even if all life in the Solar system is related, that doesn’t mean that other stars will evolve the same time of life.


11:36:56 From Kelly Smith : That might depend on what you mean by “same type” (which is what I assume you meant to type)


11:38:48 From Dan Capper : David, you are right. But extending Leopold's land ethic to other worlds does not demand that the same type of life be found. What is demanded on Leopold's terms is merely shared evolution, wherever that evolution leads in terms of speciation.


11:39:46 From Kelly Smith : The question is whether moral duties are generated by sharing evolution in general (or maybe evolution of the sort that produces “higher organisms like us”) or if it’s only generated bysharing an evolutionary trajectory which is much more specific. I don’t immediately see the argument for demanding the latter...


11:41:40 From Carlos Santana : I read Leopold as saying that moral circle expands to include one's entire community, where community is defined by interdependence. Coevolution generates this sort of interdependence, but expanding the Land Ethic to other worlds could be done by appealing to interdependence generated by other means.


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11:45:28 From Caleb Hylkema : Also it seems like anonymity would make the video game less representative as well


11:45:46 From Nick Nielsen : How anonymous is it? 


11:45:58 From Joe Gottlieb : @ Caleb: yes, anonymity is key


11:46:30 From Nick Nielsen : If someone wants to be identifiable to claim the prize, then they are not anonymous in that respect. 

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