Coming from a womans perspective, where do you think you're going to find, a woman with no legs, willing to have her uterine enlarged, and be sent up to Mars alone with a bunch of sperm? Good luck trying locate her. I bet there is a better way to begin colonization of Mars. As a woman, I would volunteer, for a lot of diverse experimental activities, more than most, but this is well......
>From: Spike Jones <email@example.com>
>Subject: why do we need 30 women?
>Date: Fri, 26 Mar 1999 18:13:55 -0800
>> Lee Daniel Crocker wrote: ... -you can create [a Mars colony]
>> from scratch in a century or two starting with, say, 30
>> or 40 young, healthy, genetically diverse women and
>> a big dewar of sperm....
>Altho it presents some extreme difficulties, could we
>not start a Mars society with a single woman and
>a bunch of ethnically diverse frozen embryos? Could
>not the single crosser of interplanetary space have
>her birth canal surgically enlarged before launch
>in order to facilitate giving birth by herself after self
>implanting an embryo some time after it starts looking
>like she will survive on the surface? It appears to me
>that all the mission requirements scale to the size of the
>astronaut. Our best bet might be a single very small
>woman, perhaps one with no legs, whose weight
>might be 30 kilos or less. spike
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