Wow. I had no idea so many people were this disconnected from what is actually out there.
You can't grow corn on Mars. Its dirt is poison right now.
You can't grow anything on Mars. It is too cold, it is too dry, and the atmosphere doesn't have much protective ability, so you and your plants will
fry. With radiation. Literally. There are regular lethal blasts of radiation.
You can't ride your harley - you can't BREATHE on Mars. There are no roads on mars even if you could. A dirt bike might be better - but the gravity
is different enough that it might be problematic. It would need to be much heavier, unless you want to literally fly when you hit a rock. Even an
ATV would be better. There are no sources of hydrocarbons, so maybe making your ATV run on solar might not be such a bad thing. Don't forget your
sun block - it'll make your corpse less tanned when they get to you after a solar flare.
The trip right now is one way because you can't afford to get on and off. Once you realize what a gargantuan mistake you made going with no plan,
you'd scare everyone else off. Further, the trip there will be quite likely to make a significant number of people die of cancer before the year is
out. More women than men possibly. And the trip back would exacerbate the exposure to a point that it is possible all of the returning colonists
Bored. Oy. Just trying not to DIE should alleviate the boredom.
You can't have children, because there is no indication that women can bear children without the right mix of stimuli. Do you know if a blastocyte
can implant in lesser gravity? Do you know if we need certain electromagnetic stimuli for fetal brains to develop? Do women ovulate normally without
a strong tidal force?
If you did have children, they can't leave the tiny bubble you made. If they did, can they come back to Earth? They were born and developed in a far
lesser gravity. Going from a heavier to a lesser gravity makes sense, but can bones that develop in a lesser gravity adapt to a greater gravity?
Being so dumb that you take seeds for orange trees when you colonized Canada is one thing. Going to a place that can't even grow seeds and not being
aware of it is a whole new level of dumb.
(Yeah, after my kids are grown I would go. Please, for the love of God, don't send me with these people. I don't wanna die.)
edit on 2011/1/11 by Aeons because: (no reason given)