Re: warm the Sahara

Bradley Graham Weslake (
Sun, 23 Nov 1997 02:13:02 +1100 (EST)

> Bradley Graham Weslake <> writes:
> I think you misunderstood me :-) What I would like is to convert all
> the inert matter lying around into habitats for life and
> complexity. What use is the iron at the Earth's core right now? It
> provides gravity and a protective magnetic field all right, but the
> mass of the Earth could probably be used to create a much larger, much
> more diverse ecosphere based on (say) thousands or millions of O'Neill
> colonies. The same for most of the solar system. I admit I enjoy the
> unexpected beauty of most planetary surfaces; it is really all the
> matter that just lies there I want to turn into complexity. Maybe we
> should really take the Hitchiker's Guide to heart and rebuild planets
> into nanocomputer spheres with standard molecular life on the surface.

No, I didn't misunderstand you, I said the above tongue in cheek. I also
wanted to test out something I read on the ExI home page. It said something
like "and no, we do not have a sense of humour." I assume this is sarcastic?

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