Sure, to borrow a phrase from Carl Sagan, we are all made of star stuff. However, that does not change the fact that our lived experiences and interactions are very much grounded here on earth. Wherever there are highly intelligent social creatures in the universe it will be their lived subjective suffering and wellbeing that forms the basis of their moral code, not their distant past origins in the heavens.

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