Spike Jones wrote:
> Yes, with nanotech, all this becomes easy. But we can do a
> Mars colony now. I say lets go!
Does this mean you disagree with my recent post on this topic?
> I did realize there was a weakness in my previous arguement: that
> the spina bifida victim could take a number of frozen embryos to
> self implant if things go well.
Aside from being a rather unpleasant, this debate doesn't really seem
relevant to the question. The limiting factor for a Mars colony is not
going to be the number of people required to get a viable gene pool and
raise the next generation. The real question is how big does the colony
have to be to be able to maintain itself long enough to grow into a new
No one person could possible know enough to even maintain the equipment of a
Mars base. She certainly isn't going to get a new civilization going on her
No one person could possible know enough to even maintain the equipment of a Mars base. She certainly isn't going to get a new civilization going on herown.
Billy Brown, MCSE+I