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

In a message dated 10/14/98 8:45:49 AM, f96bni@student.tdb.uu.se wrote:

>On Tue, 13 Oct 1998, L. Parker wrote:
>> Sorry, but with alien microbes, ALL bet are off. We just
>> don't know what may be possible, and the possibilities are just too
>> frightening to contemplate.
>> Lee
>Well, the road towards progress is flanked by millions of casualties,
>always has been always will be... As for venturing into the unknown,
>NOTHING should be soo frightening that it isn't tried at least once. You
>can't make an omelet without breking any eggs, and this is a mighty BIG

One factor I suggested long ago in the group was that our starships group
survey tems would be few in number, and subjected to intence quarenteen.  If
they arn't sure their clean, they don't get to come back to the ship.  If the
ship can't convince earth they are clean, the decel microwave beam isn't
turned on.