Why humans will never colonize space

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  1. Sector 7

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    This just in from here. It is a short article so I posted the entire thing:
    [Mod Note: Posting an entire article is a Copyright violation, so I've clipped it for you. The link is still there for people to follow. --RJ]
     
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  2. Quinton O'Connor

    Quinton O'Connor Commodore Commodore

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    So just build the house on Mars and get banging.
     
  3. Robert Maxwell

    Robert Maxwell memelord Premium Member

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    Two words: frozen embryos.
     
  4. Mr. B

    Mr. B Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Never say never. I'm sure these problems will be solvable in 100 years or less.
     
  5. Lindley

    Lindley Moderator with a Soul Premium Member

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    So it is possible to shield against them. Just a matter of making the technology light enough to equip a spaceship with, then.
     
  6. ITL

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    Makes me think of a Blackadder conversation...

    "They say the rains beats down so hard it makes your head bleed!"
    "Some sort of hat seems to be in order, then..."


    :D
     
  7. Sector 7

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    That was also my thought when I read the article. Why not shield the ship the same way? Duh.
     
  8. sojourner

    sojourner Admiral In Memoriam

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    Wow, gee, magnetic fields could protect the astronauts. Too bad we don't know how to make those - Oh Wait!

    Over sensationalistic article is over sensationalistic.

    Also, I think they are taking the phrase "colonize space" to literally. Most people include other planets when they use the phrase.
     
  9. Sector 7

    Sector 7 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    To be fair to the authors, most people would think colonize means to settle somewhere eventually.

    The problem discussed in the article is that it will take a 'generation ship' to reach planets outside our own solar system. The hypothesis put forth is that generation ships will not work until we find a way to protect passenger fertility during the trip.
     
  10. Savage Dragon

    Savage Dragon Not really all that savage Moderator

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    I think using "never" in the title of the article is a little bit much. How many "impossible" things has the human race achieved already?
     
  11. scotpens

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    I can’t take seriously any article written by someone who apparently has no clue what a galaxy is.

    At 100,000 light-years across and with between 100 billion and 400 billion stars, our own Milky Way galaxy is plenty big enough.
     
  12. Roshi

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    ^ I was about to post the same thing. Another galaxy?
    :wtf:
     
  13. sojourner

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    Magnets! How do they work?
     
  14. Eyes

    Eyes Commodore Commodore

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    *Heh* 'zero-G docking maneuvers'...

    Sorry, that's the only thing I can take away from the article. I refuse to take seriously articles that seem like they're talking to idiots.
     
  15. Amaris

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    I'm willing to give space sex a try... in the name of science, of course.
     
  16. Robert Maxwell

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  17. Trekker4747

    Trekker4747 Boldly going... Premium Member

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    It was once believed that it was "impossible" for humans to travel more than 45 miles an hour without getting sever facial deformities, heck it was even once believed the sound barrier would never be broken.

    So you'll ecxuse me if I don't put a lot of stock into stuff like this. ;)
     
  18. Trekker4747

    Trekker4747 Boldly going... Premium Member

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    :guffaw: :techman:
     
  19. Showdown

    Showdown Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Mastery of flight was considered impossible until two guys proved it can be done. Ever
     
  20. Shatnertage

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    Never work. We all know that Mars ain't the kind of place to raise your kids....