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Tardigrades: We're now polluting the moon with near indestructible little creatures

 
 
farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 11 Aug, 2019 08:09 pm
@ekename,
Does that littl critter remind us of someone , or is it only me?? Put some orange comb over on it and a loooong red tie and a fat man suit.
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Tue 13 Aug, 2019 01:11 pm
@InfraBlue,
Is there any limit to your hatred of Israel?
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Tue 13 Aug, 2019 01:12 pm
@farmerman,
It's only you
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Tue 13 Aug, 2019 01:14 pm
Yeah! Because a sterile lunar environment is so cool!
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Tue 13 Aug, 2019 01:17 pm
Life has taken on every environmental challenge and won.

Since we live we should think this is pretty damned cool.

Desolate islands on earth became fountains of life because of birds shitting on them.

Who the hell wants to protect the lifelessness of the Moon?

Oh, Infrablue...because it was the Israelis who seeded it.
InfraBlue
 
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Reply Tue 13 Aug, 2019 01:58 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
Finn dAbuzz wrote:

Is there any limit to your hatred of Israel?


Where do you get that from?

Is there any limit to your sycophancy?
InfraBlue
 
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Reply Tue 13 Aug, 2019 02:11 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
Finn dAbuzz wrote:

Life has taken on every environmental challenge and won.

Since we live we should think this is pretty damned cool.

Desolate islands on earth became fountains of life because of birds shitting on them.

Who the hell wants to protect the lifelessness of the Moon?

Oh, Infrablue...because it was the Israelis who seeded it.


God but you're ever the assumptive asshole.

I'm a rock hugger. I'd be just as peeved had the Micronesians infected the Moon with these organisms.
maxdancona
 
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Reply Tue 13 Aug, 2019 04:53 pm
@InfraBlue,
For the first billion years of Earth's history it was lifeless. Are you upset that life took over this planet?
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Tue 13 Aug, 2019 06:24 pm
@InfraBlue,
From the majority of your posts
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Tue 13 Aug, 2019 06:25 pm
@InfraBlue,
I doubt it

What the heck is a rock hugger anyway?
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Tue 13 Aug, 2019 06:26 pm
@maxdancona,
maxdancona wrote:

For the first billion years of Earth's history it was lifeless. Are you upset that life took over this planet?


He's a "rock hugger" don't you know.
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Tue 13 Aug, 2019 09:38 pm
@maxdancona,
We had no part in it.
InfraBlue
 
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Reply Tue 13 Aug, 2019 09:46 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
This didn't involve Israel's oppression of the Palestinian peoples.
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Tue 13 Aug, 2019 09:47 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
The equivalent of a tree hugger in a sterile environment like the Moon's.
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Wed 14 Aug, 2019 05:49 am
@InfraBlue,
InfraBlue wrote:

We had no part in it.


What do you mean? Why does that matter?

Earth was a lifeless ball of rock and water. Then carbon based life despoiled it. We are definitely a part of that (we are carbon based life) but I dont see why that is important.
maxdancona
 
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Reply Wed 14 Aug, 2019 06:39 am
Infrablue's musings have gotten me to wonder...

These tardigrades are now on the moon. Are we sure that this really was human error and not part of their plan?
InfraBlue
 
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Reply Wed 14 Aug, 2019 12:20 pm
@maxdancona,
I'd rather we keep things the way they are out there as much as humanly possible. Something along the lines of, "take nothing but memories, leave nothing but footprints."
maxdancona
 
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Reply Wed 14 Aug, 2019 12:29 pm
@InfraBlue,
InfraBlue wrote:

I'd rather we keep things the way they are out there as much as humanly possible. Something along the lines of, "take nothing but memories, leave nothing but footprints."


I am going to guess you aren't much of a Star Trek fan. If early human beings had your philosophy, humans would be a tribe of a couple of hundred people still hunting and gathering in Africa.

Humans evolved to be explorers, developers, and builders. I like us that way.

Don't worry, it is a big Universe. It is Ok if we poke around for a bit.



InfraBlue
 
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Reply Wed 14 Aug, 2019 12:44 pm
@maxdancona,
It was part of a project from Arch Mission Foundation that aims to preserve "the knowledge and biology of our planet in a solar system wide project called The Billion Year Archive.™" in different areas of the Solar System.

Apparently, sending up the tardigrades along with their more benign payload was a last minute decision.

https://in.mashable.com/science/5651/heres-how-tardigrades-were-secretly-smuggled-to-the-moon
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Wed 14 Aug, 2019 12:46 pm
@maxdancona,
Yeah, I agree for the most part. I'd just rather do it in a more considered way.
 

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