SJ, Srila Prabhupada made the same argument for colonizing the Moon. So, he stated that the landing on the Moon was a hoax. For both planets, Prabhupada was and is saying that humans cannot live there. The only way to live there is to become Martians or Moon beings. In other words, he was saying to transmigrate there as one of the inhabitants there. But so far, we don't know if there are are beings made of organic matter living there.
If it is not possible for humans to live there, AI robots may be able to do so since they would not need air to breath and can exist on extreme environmental factors. This same argument would hold for colonizations of exoplantes in the distant future. So, are there ETs somewhere in the universe? Maybe. But for now humans could potentially be the ETs of the future, through the development of AI robots. Perhaps, we will someday meet ETs in the future and find that they too are biots or biological robots. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <no_re...@yahoogroups.com> wrote : no human beings will ever be able to colonize Mars. surface is too poisonous and radiation is too much. it would be sad to start destroying the ocean floor like we have the continents. the solution is to restore civilization to harmony with the earth and to be truly sustainable. the rest is all fantasies