RE: Hidden M-Brains

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Mon Jan 14 2002 - 02:11:53 MST

On Sun, 13 Jan 2002, Reason wrote:

> The whole concept of generation in the sense of parent and child stars
> is an artifical one -- it's a constant ongoing process. Stars with

Um, I realize that. It would be interesting to see how much mixing of the
processed material is going on.

> If you can get a solar system like ours on 2% metals, you can do it on
> 1% or 0.5%.

The point is that the substrate dish is of poorer quality and/or there are
less of them.

> I think a more rigorous argument with some numbers is probably called
> for; too bright for life sounds like the best bet, but bear in mind

Obviously, but I have no skill in that area. Plus, I think the data must
be very hazy.

> that you could be sitting in the plane of an active galaxy and be
> shielded by dust and gas from the core.

Yes, but this calls for special conditions again.

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