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    There's a scary sci-fi movie in there somewhere. Randy dark matter Roos hopping into our birthday parties. Oh The Horror.
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      CommentAuthorDuracell
    • CommentTimeAug 22nd 2013
     
    Posted By: TrimWell as we can't have any form of intercourse with them they can bugger off.
    How?
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd 2013
     
    @Bugsie

    Ask Andrew.

    @joshs

    My interest in marsupials is in no way sexual, you must have a very kinky mind to think about them in that way.

    It is my idea that fertilised marsupials that had been genetically modified to have useful hands and at least human intelligence could be frozen if necessary for thousands of years and then thawed and be brought to term to be educated by machines to explore other star systems. Of course if humans could be altered to be non placental mammals then they can go instead.
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd 2013
     
    How is that not a sexual interest?
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd 2013 edited
     
    I have forgotten why marsupials would be better at space travel than placentals. Does this mean I am nearly cured?
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd 2013
     
    No, otherwise you wouldn't ask.

    Why it is true very early stage human embryos can and have been successfully frozen and been brought to term here on earth, it requires a human female to participate as attempts to build an artificial womb to grow any placental mammals even by the Japanese have so far failed miserably.

    I am sure it will one day be possible but why make a complicated artificial wombs that will have to supply nutriments and get rid of waste as well as yet unknown factors to bring embryos to term after traveling for hundreds or even thousands of years through space when organic 'systems' can do the job already?

    Thawed out marsupials embryos could in theory be grown on for a month in something little better than a test tube and then fix itself to an artificial teat to grow on to term when automation can take over its education.

    A modified 'organic system' can than if necessary be 'implanted with a human embryo which would probably have to be born by Cesarian.
    • CommentAuthorLakes
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd 2013
     
    Posted By: joshs
    Posted By: TrimWell as we can't have any form of intercourse with them they can bugger off.
    Is that how you determine how all other life should stay or go? It might in a very disturbing way explain your obsession with kangaroos and people hopping out of cakes.
    Slice of KangaCake anyone?
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd 2013
     
    A modified 'organic system' can than if necessary be 'implanted with a human embryo which would probably have to be born by Cesarian.


    O right! I should have remembered. Another 'if' in series.
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    Posted By: TrimNo, otherwise you wouldn't ask.
    Uh-oh
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd 2013
     
    Organic self replicating systems, the past and the future.

    Why should humans just have two arms and legs?

    Why shouldn't spacecraft be grown organically at least partially?
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    Lexx.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2013
     
    Posted By: TrimOrganic self replicating systems, the past and the future.

    Why should humans just have two arms and legs?

    Why shouldn't spacecraft be grown organically at least partially?


    Very largely because we don't know how and we haven't got a good reason why.
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    Stage trees.
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    More Lexx
    • CommentAuthorthehard
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2013
     
    Posted By: TrimNo, otherwise you wouldn't ask.

    Why it is true very early stage human embryos can and have been successfully frozen and been brought to term here on earth, it requires a human female to participate as attempts to build an artificial womb to grow any placental mammals even by the Japanese have so far failed miserably.


    So you think it's easier to put human brains and thumbs in marsupials than to replicate the conditions of a womb.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2013
     
    @thehard

    Human 'type' brains and hands, yes I do.

    Tree kangaroos and other climbing marsupials already have quite a good grasp in their hands.

    And biologists are getting better at understanding and modifying genomes all the time.

    Whereas replicating the conditions of a womb are being held up by ethics.

    Making 'smart' marsupials on earth is pretty dumb with so many poor unemployed people, they would however have advantages over automation in exploring and bringing life to the rest of the galaxy.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2013
     
    What about the ethics around intelligent self-aware tree kangaroos? Maybe they don't +want+ to go along with your evil purpose. Maybe they've got a union...
    • CommentAuthorLakes
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2013 edited
     
    Maybe they would hold a Kangaroo Court. ;)
    • CommentAuthortinker
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2013
     
    Sex with Kangaroos? It's in the bag.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2013
     
    Posted By: AngusWhat about the ethics around intelligent self-aware tree kangaroos? Maybe they don't +want+ to go along with your evil purpose. Maybe they've got a union...


    Who will tell them about unions when they are born around GJ667C?