Re: Bioastronomy [was Bloated Stars and excess IR] (fwd)

Rik van Riel (
Sun, 15 Aug 1999 10:21:43 +0200 (CEST)

On Sat, 14 Aug 1999, Robert J. Bradbury wrote:

> However the "growth curve" may be disconnected from the
> "thought/knowledge curve" in ways we cannot currently comprehend.

The main problem I have with planet-sized brains is that they seem to contradict our current idea that 'thinking in an intellectual vacuum' really doesn't bring much.

I for one completely fail to see what such a huge brain would have to think about -- there's no way we could provide it with enough information to keep itself busy... (if only because of the maximum speed imposed by RLT)


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