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Re: RE: starship-design: Go Starwisps
In a message dated 7/4/97 12:14:25 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org (L. Parker)
>>Assuming the drives are related.
>[L. Parker] I wouldn't assume any such thing, probably the opposite...
>>Never trust, verify the data and plan for the worst.
>>[L. Parker] That is the point of multiple approaces to verifying the data
>>BEFORE sending people.
But a pre flight robot probe probably can't do this.
>>>They are made e.g. for reasons of survival...
>>>Irrelavent in this case since they would be dependant on Sol for survival.
>>> Actually coplonies are never made for survival of the species type
>>>eaither, and such a colony wouldn't help that significantly.
>[L. Parker] No, they are made for reasons of politics, of prestige and of
No, usually money. Sometimes escape from some powerfull group. Never heard
of a successfull colony made for prestige. How could it be used for
>> Sorry, would be colonists are nuked from orbit as part of the decontaminati
>> proceedure. ;)
>[L. Parker] Your'e kidding I hope?
Maybe, maybe not. Its an arguable policy to limit ecological damage to the
planetfrom the colonists biology. Eiather way their dead.