[ExI] future fizzle

spike spike66 at att.net
Thu Jun 4 22:30:32 UTC 2009


> ...On Behalf Of Mike Dougherty
> Subject: Re: [ExI] future fizzle
> On Sat, May 30, 2009 at 4:07 PM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
> > need not send that many, for it requires only two human 
> landers, both 
> > nubile females with lots of frozen embryos.  They and their 
> offspring 
> > are there to stay.  That's the right way to do a Mars 
> colony.  Takes a 
> > long time, but it is still the right way.
> Do you ever see a need for men?  Once science supersedes the 
> requirement for old-fashioned reproduction, is there much use 
> for the male of our species?  Machines do the heavy lifting 
> and the intelligence to build & guide the machines is not 
> gender-dependent.
> Once you've selected your two nubile females, do you send any 
> male embryos with them?  Or is Mars destined to be populated 
> solely by women?

At first it would be only women and female embryos.  Then there will be a
planet full of young male volunteers eager to go live on Mars.  Imagine
being the first guy there.  Thirty to fifty women, some of whom have never
even seen a man, otherwise the planet is all yours.  Would that be cool, or



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