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Re: starship-design: Aliens

On Sat, 19 Jul 1997 15:06:21 -0400 (EDT) KellySt@aol.com writes:
>On the contrary. Floats can't carry much. You can't work metal without 
>forge or way to melt and carry the metal.  No ceramics.  Your kind of 
>with gases and remains of other life forms or debries.  The complex 
>materials from metals, bricks, glass, etc needed for technology, 
>high energy technology, would be unavalible.  Worse, if you could get 
>you'ld have to drop them to keep from geting draged down.
Actually, couldn't a sufficiently intelligent species develop a
genetically engineered organism that metabolizes metal, then lays down
that metal in layers, possibly with several different organisms working
in concert to make complex systems?  I know, my biology isn't what it
should be, but its a thought.