[ExI] future fizzle

Samantha  Atkins sjatkins at mac.com
Tue Jun 9 21:00:40 UTC 2009

Why do you need humans in the mix to explore and exploit  
extraterrestrial resources in the medium to long term at all?

Do you really mane to reduce men and women to a few stereotypical  
roles though?

- samantha

On Jun 4, 2009, at 6:27 AM, Mike Dougherty wrote:

> 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?
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