From: William Treurniet <wtreurniet.nul> Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 08:52:25 -0500 Archived: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 09:49:12 -0500 Subject: Re: Biosphere Computational Modeling >From: J. Maynard Gelinas<j.maynard.gelinas.nul> >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto<post.nul> >Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2012 15:40:12 +0800 >Subject: Biosphere Computational Modeling >Speculative: On Using Earth's Biosphere For The Computational >Modeling Of Novel 3D Morphology And Function <snip> >I would like to now expand upon that notion in a second thought >experiment by suggesting another possibility along similar >lines. In short, this post proposes that an Extraterrestrial >species might find Earth's biosphere useful for computationally >modeling and deriving novel 3 Dimensional molecular structures >expanded out to the macro scale within a bounded fitness for >specified functionality. What that means: if one looks at a >multicellular organism (land or sea animal), one notes evolved >structures from the molecular scale on up to the macro scale >that conforms to a fitness function defined by the open >environment. Extraterrestrials then might use this as a >mechanism to selectively evolve specific physiological forms as >a model to design other large scale structures from the >molecular scale up to the macro scale. <snip> >Run like hell. Given the technological and thus likely military >asymmetry between human and advanced Extraterrestrial, to stand >and fight for Earth would be suicide. In fact, attempting to set >up shop within our solar system might well be just as stupid. >Assuming this is model is true, and that humanity has no idea >when such a model run-time might end, to first find another out >of the way star with no habitable planets and no reason for >Extraterrestrials to visit might be a pretty good first start. >Then humanity would need to get off planet and run. Run as fast >as we can. >However, to utilize scarce resources in order to effect a >massive military build-up in hopes for a 'last stand' defense >would be - IMO - idiotic. Humanity wouldn't stand a chance. >Thoughts? Uh... 42? I do like your argument given the premise. However, I've always felt that to focus on such a negative outcome without any evidence that the premise is true is just unhealthy. Why not choose a premise that leads to a positive outcome? That's just as defensible and much less stressful. William Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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