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Re: Sampling Earth's Biodiversity

From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
Date: Wed, 29 Feb 2012 20:30:55 -0000
Archived: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 08:19:30 -0500
Subject: Re: Sampling Earth's Biodiversity

>From: J. Maynard Gelinas <j.maynard.gelinas.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2012 07:37:25 +0800
>Subject: Sampling Earth's Biodiversity

>Speculative: On sampling Earth's biodiversity In Search For
>Novel Reactive Compounds


Hi Maynard,

This question is a very interesting subject for speculation,
although it must remain speculation because we don't know enough
about what's out there to make informed judgements.

However much recent evidence of molecular clouds in deep space
makes me suspect that 'prospecting robots' would work there
rather than in the dangerous and expensive gravity wells of
solar systems. And as for concentrations, we read of whole
planets or stars made from exotic elements, like diamond. Those
systems are likely to be lifeless.

Which brings us to a scenario where present-day Earth might be
worthy of special visits: forthcoming extinctions of species and
a drastic loss of bio-diversity.

Some folk are forecasting this for Earth, due to over-population
and the greed of corporates, so that we would be limited to
mono-crop 'farms' on land and sea, with all the rich layers of
natural life being wiped out - judged as 'uneconomic'.

If such a process tends to happen to all evolving master-species
then most or all ETs are from boring mono-culture planets (and
there seems to be an echo of that in the literature of

In which case Earth, with about 4 billion years of evolving
diverse natural life, but poised at the moment when all that is
due to be lost, could be an an almost irresistible destination
for collecters - of tissue, of DNA, or simply of recordings for
the archives.


Ray D

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