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PostTue May 21, 2019 8:05 pm 
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https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/techandscience/nasa-mars-mission-humans-could-evolve-into-aliens/ar-AABFeMJ

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PostTue May 21, 2019 8:27 pm 
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We're evolving, all right, but it's more as portrayed in the movie Idiocracy.  Humans will never colonize Mars.  If we could, we wouldn't stop there.  But there's no evidence that anyone else living among the billions of galaxies in the visible universe has figured this out.  Why do we think we're so special?
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PostWed May 22, 2019 9:36 am 
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neek wrote:
it's more as portrayed in the movie Idiocracy

Greed.  We're definitley getting dumber!  I heard some time ago that a high school diploma in 1935 is equal to a college degree today!

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PostWed May 22, 2019 3:33 pm 
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Backpacker Joe wrote:
a high school diploma in 1935 is equal to a college degree today!

So they were teaching Organic and Bio Chemistry in high school back in '35?  Not to mention Comparative Anatomy and Neurobiology. That is truly amazing.  Things must have been so much better back then.

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PostWed May 22, 2019 6:45 pm 
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While we're on the topic of future space exploration by humans, there's something I've been wondering about, when I read that there were plans to send humans to the moon again, as well as the ongoing Mars talk:

We've learned so incredibly much from solar system (and beyond) probes, robot landings and orbiting telescopes than we ever did from landing a few guys on the moon,  I can't figure why we'd bother sending people out there.  With the advanced systems we have, why waste money on having to build and maintain life support systems into the mix?  Seems unnecessary.  Maybe in the case of the moon, it's "political"  (more sekrit spy posts, missile sites, etc.).

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PostWed May 22, 2019 8:00 pm 
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AE: it's about mitigating X-risk (existential risk).  If Earth blows up (nuclear war, asteroid strike, runaway global warming, alien invasion, whatever), it'd be nice to have humans, the supposed pinnacle of 4 billion years of evolution, elsewhere.  I'd rather see more efforts devoted to salvaging what we have left of this world, but like the bumper sticker says, "Earth first - we'll strip mine the other planets later".  Plus it's a great way to scam the overly optimistic/hopelessly depressed: see Mars One.  Didn't help that Hawking said we only have 100 years left, even though he later revised that.  (I suppose people make these ridiculous predictions more to get people talking/thinking, or in the case of Musk, as more of a PR thing.)  I think it'll be way harder to colonize space than some people think.  Getting people to Mars will just be the first and easiest step.  Like sequencing the human genome.  OK, we've got this 3-billion string of letters, can I have my 500-IQ baby now who also breathes fire?  But who knows, maybe nwhikers will host the first TR for Olympus Mons.
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PostWed May 22, 2019 9:16 pm 
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Hmmm, OK, Neek.  I sure wouldn't be signing up to live on some hot/freezing, barren, airless rock as a Plan B. The "Adam & Eve" story is a good parable for modern times, no? The garden of Eden is right here, the little blue planet, and the smarter we get, the farther we're cast out, which we demonstrate by continuing to destroy and pollute our own nest.  Our intellectual/technological progress has sped way ahead of our moral development; our amygdalas (et al) are still back in the stone age - still as tribal as ever, don't function well in groups larger than ... well, tribes.

I fantasize a "Day the Earth Stood Still" event.  Now that would be real outer space excitement.  biggrin.gif

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PostThu May 23, 2019 9:46 am 
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neek wrote:
But who knows, maybe nwhikers will host the first TR for Olympus Mons.

"Made it back to the car in 3:45."  embarassedlaugh.gif
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