reply to post by talklikeapirat
Ridiculously interesting! Honestly, the most intriguing "I've never heard of this before - must...research...now..." topics i've yet come across
on ATS. I guess I don't have a whole lot to say just yet besides, except that I plan on looking as deeply into this as I can. The potential
implications are absolutely staggering!
I definitely have some key initial questions, starting with - did they research long enough to figure out what the action of the process is? Or were
they solely at the time fo used on producing and measuring the effect? I would love to read up on *how* it happens. Beyond that, are the differences
between "normal" and "Ebnerized" life forms typically/regularly/rarely in favor of the Ebnerized version? (at least in terms of how we would
consider it to be better (more, faster, stronger, etc.) if so, why is that? Were what looks like "improvements" simply more necessary in an earlier
world in order to survive, and such traits simply faded as they became less necessary for survival?
Lastly (of my initial major thoughts on this) - while faster maturing wheat, more bug-resistant crops, better propogating and surviving fish sound
like great things, they also sound like they could potentially be a bane to genetic diversity, pushing out other plants/fish, etc. I think this could
be highly beneficial, especially if somewhat controllable in outcome, and especially in a world changing far too fast for evolutionary/natural
selection processes to keep up. If we could have a decent degree of control of this process, it would still take careful thought, by great minds, and
without the hindrances of quarterly reports to truly put it to good, safe use. Beyond that line of thinking - in a scenario where we figure out how
to get ourselves to a terraformable, but otherwise barren planet, this could really work out great. Final thought on that - in a less-SciFi,
sooner-reality scenario - wheat that fully matures in a matter of weeks, and super-robust corn would both be great welcome additions to a Mars
So thanks for the thread! And, in a more sarcastic tone, given the sleep I'll be sacrificing and home improvement projects that will be slowed in
order to research this, "thanks for the thread..."
. But seriously, awesome, and Kudos to you for bringing it to our attention. Well-deserving of
the top spot on the home page (as it currently stands), with another flag to help spread the views!