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RE: Re: starship-design: The Way ahead & Bugs


What you say seems logical at first glance, but...

> That was my point - a virus is far more likely to affect a biology with
> which is shares _some_ eveloutionary background - I would consider it
> highly unlikely that a completely alien biology would contain
> virii capable
> of doing us much harm, but an alien biology which wasn't totally
> disimmilar
> to our own would comtain considerably more virii capable of
> dealing us damage.

Unfortunately, there are absolutely no factst to support his argument. It is
all supposition and wishful thinking. Equally, there are no facts to support
the OTHER argument either. The point was, we don't know and can't hope to