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Message 1015587 - Posted: 14 Jul 2010, 14:44:23 UTC

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http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/bpp/index.html

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http://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/technology/warp/warp.html

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http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/bpp/overview.html

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Message 1015658 - Posted: 14 Jul 2010, 21:11:01 UTC - in response to Message 1015587.
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Its good to know they are researching this stuff.

So once Craig Venter and other genetic scientists finally get an automated machine working that will clone a human through an automated machine, then we can travel to the stars. We just pop the machine into our fastest automated spaceship, wait for it to get to the nearest earth-planet, then radio the astronaut DNA code to the ship and it creates the astronaut in an instant. No cumbersome 70,000 year flight for the astronaut, he has never lost a second of his time travelling. The only time we have to wait is the time it takes the automated unmanned rocket to get to the star. But with no human passengers, the ship can travel at incredible speed, whatever speed NASA can achieve with their new technology.

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Message 1015793 - Posted: 15 Jul 2010, 9:33:28 UTC - in response to Message 1015658.

John,

You might be able to clone someone from real DNA but may not be able to switch on 3 billion sets of information in some type of blank-slate cytoplasm. Then there would be the problem of who is going to school the lad. Learning doesn't get transmitted directly into the DNA. We had better send our libraries as well so that the aliens could see what we looked like and what our society was all about.

Upon reflection let's just send "I love Lucy" to accomplish the same thing.

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Message 1015795 - Posted: 15 Jul 2010, 9:54:48 UTC - in response to Message 1015793.

If rapid interstellar corporial travel does exist among alien species in our Galaxy,
this will be an extremely carefully guarded technology.
Most likely craft with such engineering will have a self destruct function(complete annihilation) if anything were to go wrong to prevent takeup of the technology by races who are clearly not ready for such a thing, like us!
Which leaves speculation about Roswell and ARV's a bit questionable.
Take the a/holes that flew into the WTC on 9/11, mix them with this stuff, and imagine the carnage that would ensue by them trying to force their hocus pocus toxic malignant drivel on our way of thinking.
Religious nuts really get my dander up.

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Message 1016534 - Posted: 17 Jul 2010, 2:08:02 UTC - in response to Message 1015793.
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John,

You might be able to clone someone from real DNA but may not be able to switch on 3 billion sets of information in some type of blank-slate cytoplasm. Then there would be the problem of who is going to school the lad. Learning doesn't get transmitted directly into the DNA. We had better send our libraries as well so that the aliens could see what we looked like and what our society was all about.

Upon reflection let's just send "I love Lucy" to accomplish the same thing.

Cheers mate
Bill

Bill,
A month or 2 ago, Craig Venter made a living bacteria from 4 bottles of chemicals and a computer code. He sparked it to life with a jolt of electricity and it lived and multiplied. Currently, today, genetic scientists believe that 95% of the human genome is "Junk". Yes, thats the scientific word they use to describe the vast majority of our DNA, "Junk", left over from evolution. Well what if it turned out in the end that it wasn't Junk. What if it turned out that this Junk was actually some way for our DNA genomes to store memory? Today, we cannot rule out the possibility that a persons DNA does not develop and change slightly between childhood and adulthood. Maybe the "learning" is somehow stored in the junk DNA and does not get fully passed through during human reproduction. Right now, today, we cannot completely rule out that possibility. Our children are just as clever as their 2 parents, without the life experience and learning. Future science will tell us if this is true. If the junk DNA turns out to be coded memory, we can travel at the speed of light as a radio transmission.

John.
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