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Old November 8 2012, 07:08 PM   #43
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Re: life-extension technology in Star Trek (or lack thereof)

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Their population problem is apparently bad enough that the bodies of their population are pressed up against the sides of their Enterprise facsimile as well
...But a project of such importance would be in a populated area anyway
Right. Of course it would.

Except you're perfectly aware that conditions such as these did not exist in the overwhelming majority of American and European cities and do not exist there now; nor have they been common to nations and regions that were NOT heavily urbanized, nor do they persist OUTSIDE of urban population centers.
Incorrect. Twenty people per room was fairly standard for the early age of industrialization in the major cities of Europe
For major cities, in factory housing, where the workers voluntarily moved as a requisite for their jobs (work houses, dormatories, etc). That is by no means standard accommodation for all or even most Europeans; there simply weren't that many people LIVING in Europe for that to be the case. Nor is it the case today, as even you conceded in Finland that one can find EXAMPLES here and there, in specific cases, some of which are illegal.

In rural areas of all but the warmest climes, a typical dwelling consisted of but one winterproof room, and having a family of three or four generations stuffed in there for months at an end (and occasionally having sex, because there was no reason not to) was a very common phenomenon.
And "huddling together in the one warm room in the house" is exactly what the Gideonites were NOT doing.

You're creating false equivalencies fifty times a minutes just to be argumentative. That's kind of annoying.
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