posted on Aug, 7 2010 @ 02:32 PM
Could this be what fianlly condemns our species to ex-stink
Our inability to learn how to use unfamiliar toilets?
In "2001: A Space Odessy"
there is a scene wherein the character, Dr. Heywood Floyd, is shown reading the instructions on the use of a
zero-gravity toilet aboard a trans-lunar shuttle.
This scene may well prove to be apocryphal, if, as the OP suggests, we, as a species are intellectually incapable of adapting our excretory behaviours
to the demands of new environments.
If we canot learn how to safely "poo in a loo", how will we ever learn to void our bowels on a journey through the void of Space?
Are we thus doomed to be marooned on this one pitiful Rock,
nasty nappies in hand?