- Apr 10, 2020
Pointless waste of time when we have fascist potatoes on earth to worry about and none of you are WILLING to marry neoplatonism with dialectics
Titan is an interesting one. The atmosphere is earth pressure (actually slightly above), and the combination of low gravity and high density leads to some fun possibilities like human-powered flight. Still an average temperature of -179.5C to deal with, though, and I honestly have no idea what to do with methane-ethane cryogenic seas. Definitely one of the top contenders at the moment, though.Titan has a thick Nitrogen atmosphere and plenty of ice. Might be a bit chilly for the colonists though.
The universe doesn't give a shit.earth was already ruined by Humans and their stupidity. we don't need another planet to suffer the fate.
Basically. Life has been changing and modifying planet Earth for millions of years before humans got involved.The universe doesn't give a shit.
It takes a sapient lifeform to care. If we want to trash thousands of planets, then (except for the needless destruction and suffering of living beings) I'm perfectly happy for humanity to do so.
Apparently, way, way back before chlorophyll was a thing, the world might have been covered in purple slime. Or not, I don't think it's conclusive either way at the moment.Basically. Life has been changing and modifying planet Earth for millions of years before humans got involved.
What's wierd is that you have Elon Musk who is seemingly obsessed with it, and the man has some technical knowledge, I'll grant him that. His biggest problems seems to be that he has some knowledge of how some things works and then seems to extroplate it to "I'm excellant at everything". Kinda like how he blathers on about simulation theory probably being real or Human language being obsolete within a decade, both of which seem to be, well, a bit out there in terms of realism are concerned and not a to back up either.I am extremely skeptical of the prospect that I will live to see either.
There are several basic scientific hurdles to overcome just to make this sort of thing technically possible (solar radiation springs to mind). I think people have put the cart way before the horse.
People who are the largest proponents of it, are, in my experience, overly romantic about the idea and often have little to no formal scientific training beyond the high school level. Not exclusively, of course.
Scientists are, of course, free to prove me wrong.
This would make sense if there was a return on expanding. We make a moon colony, it won't be giving us much back, it'll be demanding resources from Earth. The problem with trying to colonize other planets is it will demand resources from Earth, so it's not some kind of safety plan for the human race unless it's independent and imagine being independent on some hostile planet in the void of space where you're mostly stuck in your little habitat you built.It's best to use as many resources as we can as we expand outward in all directions.
If we survive the next century or two with civilization relatively intact, that might happen.