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The Joshua Lederberg Papers
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Sheldon Krimsky
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1982-09-23 (September 23, 1982)
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SAM Science and Man Series
Science and Man
S159: "Surprises From the Moon" (23 July 1969)
Dr Sheldon Krimsky
[stamped, SEP 23 1982]
re planetary quarantine policy.
Thank you for your generous remarks elsewhere in "Generic Alchemy."
A small point -- before a new myth is started -- (and inconsistent with your very careful scholarship on more central matters.)
On. p344 you have confused my position on quarantining Mars with the moon.
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I did also ask that the moon be protected from confusing introjections from earth; and the need for that is certainly muted if not stilled by what we now know of regolith formation on the moon.
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Annotation by Joshua Lederberg:
KW: re planetary quarantine -- Mars , not Moon; algeny == genetic alchemy; jl 9/23/00
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