was: SPACE/TECH/BOOKS: Zubrin falls on his pen

From: Scott Badger (w_scott_badger@yahoo.com)
Date: Fri Aug 11 2000 - 19:55:20 MDT


--- GBurch1@aol.com wrote:
> [catching up on old correspondence after a comm
> interruption -- thus the late
> reply]
>
> In a message dated 7/30/00 9:37:14 AM Central
> Daylight Time,
> bradbury@aeiveos.com writes:
>
> > So, it would appear that Zubrin's perspective
> argues that only
> > "humans" in their natural form will be the
> logical explorers
> > of the solar system.
>
> I think folks like Zubrin can't allow themselves to
> think too clearly about
> the impact of mature nanotech on space technology
> because, if they do,
> they'll risk a kind of paralysis in their current
> advocacy activities. If
> one clearly sees what will be possible in no more
> than 50 years, it's hard to
> advocate the kind of programs folks like Zubrin work
> for.
>
> Greg Burch
> <GBurch1@aol.com>----<gburch@lockeliddell.com>
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> satisfied that we know
> enough to get by. Every question we answer
> leads on to another
> question. This has become the greatest
> survival trick of our species."
> -- Desmond
Morris

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