On Tue, 17 Jul 2001, Robert J. Bradbury wrote:
> If someone can present some good "reasons" for colonization over
> optimization of the local matter & energy resources I'm willing to
Robert, they're not mutually exclusive. You do both, of course, and the
expansion thing becomes very visible, very rapidly. Even the macroscale
self-rep expansion front (which doesn't necessarily transcend, and the
selection effect for non-transcending species of course applies).
Unless you have a mechanism to nuke Darwin? I'm not aware of any.
> reopen the discussion. But just as I now don't spend my resources
> planting germaniums in Bali, I can't see advanced technological
> civilizations seeding the galaxy.
Them are fightin' words ;)
Seriously, you never showed any nonexpansiveness mechanisms conclusively.
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