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Re: why 'Martians' should be bipeds (some WoW spoiler)

In a message dated 7/1/2005 3:14:41 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
david.marjanovic@gmx.at writes:

<< > They were unprotected and apparently naive about life's littlest 
 > Even in the late 60s we were cautious enough to quarantine our astronauts 
 > [...]
 Which was of course rather silly. >>

In hindsight, we might say that--but in 1969, would you have been willing to 
take the chance, however remote, that some unknown agent from the Moon 
wouldn't have survived? It seems to me that 3 weeks quarantine (for Apollo XI & 
IIRC) was a small insurance premium to pay, given this was our first venture 
to another world.