posted on Sep, 19 2009 @ 06:40 AM
I have been thinking this one over for some time and have done a lot of research to see whether this has been covered publicly in the past. I can’t
find anything so I’ll state it here. Err, this may be a lot of naff I don't know. Please forgive me if this is so.
Yes, people will die out eventually; this is an inevitability- if we stay on this planet. Of course, if we go and make new ‘homes’ elsewhere in
the universe, we will be able to live longer (or rather that is what people say.). The problem with this is that we are taking over other atmospheres
to meet our needs, which might not be the best idea. I am waffling here, I know that everyone likely to read this will be more knowledgeable about
this particular subject than me so I’ll cut right to the chase.
No matter how many tests we might do on other planets checking out their atmospheric makeups and so on, it is doubtful that we will know everything
about what we will be dealing with. After all, it will be very different, and therefore there may be totally unknown factors which will make our
knowledge of what we had on Earth redundant. Then, by changing the atmosphere of that planet, the consequences could be disastrous. Not just for us,
but if we miss something and there happens to be life on the planet, you never know what might happen to it; especially if this life is in it’s
early stages of development, or indeed dormant.
The Alien life might decide to evolve, in the way in which it would have done in its own atmosphere, but of course with the addition of ours, who
knows what might be spawned? Now, I’m all for the idea, but these things need to be checked and we must realise that just because we know not of
something’s existence, does not mean that it isn’t there somewhere.
Ramadwarf on Terraforming planets
*Again, I apologise if I have written something similar to anyone else, or if this is a load of naff