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Re: Space dogs
« Reply #60 on: December 03, 2016, 02:18:42 am »
Don't eat brains or you'll catch the prions.

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« Reply #61 on: December 03, 2016, 05:39:22 am »
Don't eat brains or you'll catch the prions.

A good rule for the colony ships.
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« Reply #62 on: December 03, 2016, 03:30:59 pm »
Don't eat brains or you'll catch the prions.

A good rule for the colony ships.

Probably up there with having sex with aliens, they might mate like anglerfish. 
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« Reply #63 on: December 04, 2016, 05:45:01 pm »
Don't eat brains or you'll catch the prions.

A good rule for the colony ships.

Probably up there with having sex with aliens, they might mate like anglerfish.

Still worth it.
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« Reply #64 on: December 05, 2016, 03:43:29 pm »
I'd guess that any habitable planet will have life.  Our atmosphere will react with about anything including itself, it needs life to maintain the levels of oxygen.  Any landing we make will may alter any sort of evolutionary course.  Just wondering if we'd even care about future possible lifeforms.  Maybe it'd depend on how awesome we make space stations.
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« Reply #65 on: December 05, 2016, 03:55:03 pm »
I'd guess that any habitable planet will have life.  Our atmosphere will react with about anything including itself, it needs life to maintain the levels of oxygen.  Any landing we make will may alter any sort of evolutionary course.  Just wondering if we'd even care about future possible lifeforms.  Maybe it'd depend on how awesome we make space stations.

Yes, due to the nature of planetary oxygen production, if it's habitable it will have life.
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Re: Space dogs
« Reply #66 on: December 09, 2016, 05:56:00 pm »
I'd guess that any habitable planet will have life.  Our atmosphere will react with about anything including itself, it needs life to maintain the levels of oxygen.  Any landing we make will may alter any sort of evolutionary course.  Just wondering if we'd even care about future possible lifeforms.  Maybe it'd depend on how awesome we make space stations.

How do you define "habitable"? Because the presence of oxygen and earth-like temperatures doesn't necessarily guarantee the existence of any of the other building blocks of life (even though bacteria did play an enormous part in providing out own atmosphere with free elemental oxygen)
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Re: Space dogs
« Reply #67 on: December 09, 2016, 06:07:46 pm »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatal_familial_insomnia

So some people have genes that make these damn things.

Everyone does, pr else they wpuldn't work. What some people don't have is a means of folding the protein into other configurations
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« Reply #68 on: December 09, 2016, 06:22:48 pm »
I'd guess that any habitable planet will have life.  Our atmosphere will react with about anything including itself, it needs life to maintain the levels of oxygen.  Any landing we make will may alter any sort of evolutionary course.  Just wondering if we'd even care about future possible lifeforms.  Maybe it'd depend on how awesome we make space stations.

How do you define "habitable"? Because the presence of oxygen and earth-like temperatures doesn't necessarily guarantee the existence of any of the other building blocks of life (even though bacteria did play an enormous part in providing out own atmosphere with free elemental oxygen)

Trying to think of scenarios where oxygen would stick around.  Oxygen and noble gas combo? 
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« Reply #69 on: December 09, 2016, 06:51:33 pm »
You're really gonna need life of some sort to get physiologically relevant quantities of atmospheric oxygen.
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Re: Space dogs
« Reply #70 on: December 09, 2016, 06:58:40 pm »
I mean, there is also the hypothetical possibility of high-surface-titanium planets, but the likelihood of a high-surface-titanium planet being otherwise inhabitable seems low.
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« Reply #71 on: December 10, 2016, 05:21:15 pm »
Okay so now I'm freaked the fuck out about this prions shit. I think we may owe it to the world to spread mass-panic

Already happened; remember Mad Cow Disease?

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Re: Space dogs
« Reply #72 on: December 10, 2016, 10:57:44 pm »
I'd guess that any habitable planet will have life.  Our atmosphere will react with about anything including itself, it needs life to maintain the levels of oxygen.  Any landing we make will may alter any sort of evolutionary course.  Just wondering if we'd even care about future possible lifeforms.  Maybe it'd depend on how awesome we make space stations.

How do you define "habitable"? Because the presence of oxygen and earth-like temperatures doesn't necessarily guarantee the existence of any of the other building blocks of life (even though bacteria did play an enormous part in providing out own atmosphere with free elemental oxygen)

Trying to think of scenarios where oxygen would stick around.  Oxygen and noble gas combo?
If a noble gas /had/ to share electrons with something, it would probably choose oxygen.  Otherwise, I think O2 is a decent scenario, or we could lock it in carbon and send in oxygen releasing "plants" prior to arrival.  Worst case scenario, we get it from water by electrolysis.  Oxygen rules.
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