posted on Aug, 8 2007 @ 05:29 PM
Actually, I mentioned 'nuclear', as someone earlier had distinctly said fission, while some seemed to be stretching for something so absurd as
fusion. Instead of going after one or another, I generalized the system of power-generating facilities.
Nothing to do with 'not being able to figure it out'.
Nope. Digging a hole is simple.
Nope. Water can simple be brought to the moon.
Nope. Cement has been poured before, after all.
Nope. We're all-ready talking about feasible ways to mine the stuff.
Nope. God knows we've done it before.
Nope. Lord knows cement works.
Nope. Lord knows we've got some tried-and-true methods.
Nope. God knows electric cable still works in space.
Nope. God knows we've built cities and laboratories before.
Ah. Except for the simple fact that we're doing this on the moon, and it costs tens of thousands of dollars per pound of object brought up to the
moon, using rockets.
How does one obtain, and utilize concrete, and the mixers on the moon?
How does one get engineers, managers, and construction-workers all on some far-away base? The logistics?
How does one 'pour cement' in gravity that is very significant fraction of the Earth's?
How does one 'dig a hole' on the moon? Gravity'd also make quite a difference here.
Some days I can only wonder what would happen if the 'We've never gone to the moon!' and 'We have moon-bases!' folk met.
Something of epic proportions, no doubt.
Mind telling me how you know solar panels are being used to heat swimming pools? Have some evidence? Some data? Some backing?
Mind telling me how you know the moon-base is so sophisticated as to require hundreds of terawatts?
I mean, given that in 2001 the entire world used nearly two terawatts -- we'd have to have .. what.. two-billion people on the moon? In a highly
technological, highly inefficient society? Utilizing hundreds of nuclear reactors?
'D-' means 'Die'. However, we are not allowed to overtly show our displeasure to other members on this site. ;]
My pleasure, of course.
Intellectual Debate is one of the greatest past-times of Humankind, is it not?