reply to post by SymbolicLogic
I'm not playing devils advocate, though I am prone to doing so I actually state when I am doing that.
The idea isn't feasible.
If you had read you would have noticed I even accounted for the possibility that it would be more mechanical than organic.
I know quite a lot about genetics.
It appears you don't know much about science, and are attempting to live in a fantasy world.
Every concern I raised is legitimate given the various possibilities of what an organic ship could be.
Even your stating "use solar radiation as food" shows a lack of understanding.
Sure solar radiation can provide energy, but it wouldn't provide enough mass/matter to feed the needs of an organic ship.
It wouldn't even provide enough power to be converted to propulsion.
Your analogy of the earth as a living ship also fails.
The earth stays along a fixed orbit, around a sun with a fixed orbit.
A ship as needed for space travel would have to consume some form of matter for propulsion alone.
It would need to take in mass, and expend it in some fashion to travel.
That's not even accounting for the needs to keep the ship alive.
The earth doesn't need to consume mass to maintain it's orbit.
It doesn't even need to maintain living organisms to maintain it's orbit.
Look at all the lifeless planets that still function in the same way as the living earth.
As I said before it may be possible for some organic features such as oxygen scrubbers, or heat generation.
But the majority of a ship no...
BTW ignoring valid points, just goes to show that you aren't open to reality and don't know much about what you are talking about.
You do a disservice to the idea when you ignore valid criticism and points.
Ignoring valid points as "devils advocacy" just shows you can't refute them.
Whatever I'm getting very close to being done with this thread.
It's clear this is turning out to be a "true believer" thread where critical thinking and rational discussion isn't welcome.