Re: Miss Pop Ulation (was: population, homosexuality)

Mon, 06 Dec 1999 15:44:44 +0100

It appears as if <> wrote:
|> You up the general energy conversion efficiency from solar to
|> something useful from ~0.1-1% for animals & plants to about 20-30%.
|> In the process I suspect you turn a lot of farmland back into
|> forest.
|Hmm. Plants already do just that, at better efficiencies
|Chloroplasts work at 35% efficiency converting energy
|to glucose (Mathews & Van Holde, 2nd edition, p. 612)

Can we expect a vogue of greenish skin for the next millenium, then? As scientists now have found out the mechanism used by plants to convert light energy into glucose bonds, with some tinkering with the old body software it might prove useful for humans as well.

Bathing in the eternity's sunlight might become quite tasty.