Re: human life in space

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Tue Oct 02 2001 - 05:18:15 MDT

On Mon, 1 Oct 2001, Ralph Lewis wrote:

> It seems one limitation to life is due to the double helix DNA

Wet life, not dry life. Solid state self-rep systems could use self repair
and rebuilding from redundant storage.

> structure vulnerability to radiation. This is a problem for space

D. radiodurans shows that DNA can go places, too.

> travel even within the solar system and in deep space must be even a
> greater problem. Has anyone looked at another gene configuration that
> would result in "human" type bodies as we know them. Perhaps a triple

Why bother? Monkeys are not made for space.

> double helix that is self repairing. Might end evolution though.

Ralph, that's a whole number of non sequiturs for such a short post.

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