Re: beauty queens and galactic colonization

Anders Sandberg (
04 May 1998 23:03:33 +0200

"Jones, Spike" <> writes:

> >It would be nice to get that data, I could always do a rendering of
> it.
> i did render it. i dropped it into a java app that draws molecules with
> an x,y,z table. then you can grasp the molecule and spin it. i enjoyed
> grasping and spinning our little corner of the universe...

Nice. What applet was it?

> >How do you mean? Judging from the local starmaps I have seen the
> sun
> >lies in a fairly normal neighborhood (in the middle of a gas-free
> >bubble some tens of ly across). Maybe you got some bias in your
> data?
> relatively lonely but still typical, yes. many of the other stars have a
> nearby companion.

It is debatable if life could emerge in a binary system; this is as
yet unsettled.

> i guess the best way to present the data would
> be just append to a message? without enclosing as a microsloth
> excel worksheet. i will try to get that together tomorrow... spike

Just a plain ascii xyz file would do fine; BTW, it might be an idea to
just post it privately since not everybody on this list might want a

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