The Cicada wrote:In all seriousness, I think that if we knew how to repair our atmosphere we'd be farther along in knowing how to catalyse the Martian atmosphere into something bearable, create self-sustaining "biodome" habitat systems, and grow crops underground.Queequeg wrote:Mars colonization is a pipe dream.
If you don't think that these issues can be solved with engineering and research, it's time for everyone to unplug everything, quit going to work and start fasting. Get off that train, man. Your productivity is raping mother Earth.
This. When my son was born, in my idle moments I would think about the greatest contribution he might make... Maybe the way Shuddhodana looked at Gautama and thought, "he could be a cakravartin or Buddha..." Except my two ideas were, inventor of an atmosphere stabilizing machine or a scholar-yogi who pacifies the warring religious factions of the world... Inventor seems more practical. I'm doing what I can to push him in that direction... Maybe he'll rebel and do what's even more difficult.