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Re: Sampling Earth's Biodiversity

From: Stanton T. Friedman <fsphys.nul>
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2012 16:21:50 -0400
Archived: Fri, 02 Mar 2012 09:53:35 -0500
Subject: Re: Sampling Earth's Biodiversity


>From: J. Maynard Gelinas <j.maynard.gelinas.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2012 04:49:36 +0800
>Subject: Re: Sampling Earth's Biodiversity

>>From: Michael Tarbell <mtarbell.nul>
>>To: post.nul
>>Date: Wed, 29 Feb 2012 10:21:02 -0700
>>Subject: Re: Sampling Earth's Biodiversity

>>>From: Stanton T. Friedman <fsphys.nul>
>>>To: <post.nul>
>>>Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2012 11:11:41 -0400
>>>Subject: Re: Sampling Earth's Biodiversity

>><snip>

>>>1. Earth is the densest planet in the solar system implying
>>>higher levels of such very high density metals as Rhenium,
>>>Osmium, Gold tungsten, uranium,etc.. all of which have special
>>>properties and appear to be rare in the stars of the local

>>Earth is slightly (several percent) more dense than Mercury and
>>Venus, but there is nothing to suggest that that this is due to
>>some unusual abundance of the elements you cite. Indeed, if
>>those elements were to suddenly disappear, the effect on the
>>average density of the Earth would be negligible (<< 1%).

>>That bit of pedantry aside, your broader point is taken that
>>Earth is quite the jewel in the local neighborhood.

>But what is the resource that makes Earth that jewel? Is it a
>raw resource, such as rare elements unavailable elsewhere? Or
>does life itself - the ability of life to craft chemical bonds
>atom by atom - combined with vast a biodiversity allowing for
>the creation of all sorts of novel compounds represent that
>jewel? That's the question at hand in this thread.

I list about 20 reasons for coming here in Flying Saucers And
Science. I think the most important is that we suddenly pose a
threat to the neigh- borhood because we will very soon be able
to bother others and because we are nasty having exploded 2000
nuclear warheads.

By the way it would take quite a bit of very heavy elements to
increase our density even a few percent. And Fusion is
appropriate for interstellar travel... Fission more likely for
interplanetary <original truncated>


Stan Friedman




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