mr lawson: Quantum Apostrophe: Now, go build it.well...i did just purchase 6.3 acres for the express purpose of research and development of it.Ground breaking should be around Feb.As for material science. I will admit, i do not have a P.h.D in it. My degree is in Econ. However, living near Oak Ridge, I do know more than a few people who do and they have expressed interest in helping developing it, which is nice i guess.
Hollie Maea: It would be interesting if we got a colony started up on Mars, and then some disaster pushed back civilization and prevented us for going back for a million years. I wonder how much the species would diverge during that time?
Quantum Apostrophe: meanmutton: Not worth the trillions it would cost to get people to Mars, no, but it's kind of sad to look up at the heavens, see that the near infinite vastness full of stars and planets that no human will ever set foot on.No human will ever set foot on the core of the Earth either. Is that sad too? Well then go grab a shovel!Guess what? All those stars and planets? They're the same matter as right here. It's gonna be the same thing.It's like saying there is an infinite vastness of carbon atoms in China that will never be inside your body. (Considering that a lot of our food comes from there that's not really accurate)And that makes you sad? Why? You have carbon atoms right here.It's just that you aggrandize something you'll never have. It's emotional. It's like that chick you walked by and didn't talk to. She's obviously so much hotter and better and smarter and cuter than your real girlfriend, right? Nah, not really.When you think it through, it makes little to no sense to pine about these things.For what it's worth, I think there is plenty of life in the universe like we have right here. They probably look at us and think of us as the infinite vastness they'll never set a tentacle on.So what?Then toss in the fact that as you say, our engineering and technology are simply too limited to even play in our back yard, and you want to move to another country?Grow up.
Quantum Apostrophe: He wasn't always such a sad troll. There were times when he actually contributed to conversations. In fact, he occasionally will make postings that have nothing to do with screaming for attention about space/3D printing/Luddites. But since so many people dance for his trolling, those days seem to be getting fewer and fewer. C'est la vie.So I was fun until we disagreed. I see. Nice to know where you stand.
Farkomatic: Not that I have any problem with colonization on the moon on Mars, but it doesn't make any sense to me. We have millions of square miles of land not inhabited due to do extreme climates, etc. Two thirds of our planet is water. Why not colonize those areas where there are resources available without having to shoot a rocket into space?How about colonizing desolate areas of the earth or underwater? Wouldn't that be cheaper and simpler?
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