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Moon is Noah's Ark
September 8, 2004 8:16 PM   Subscribe

The Moon should become a DNA Noah's Ark for repopulating the Earth in case of catastrophe, suggests the chief scientist Bernard H. Foing of the ESA's Research and Scientific Support Department. A more earthly frozen ark is already under construction.
posted by stbalbach (8 comments total)

 
And whom would they pick to represent humans? (Sorry I haven't read the secondary links in detail)
posted by riffola at 8:41 PM on September 8, 2004


If there was a catastrophic event such that we had to repopulate the planet, wouldn't we presumably also have trouble getting to the moon and back?
posted by Hildago at 9:00 PM on September 8, 2004


Cloning from DNA is difficult to say the least. At least right now.
posted by skallas at 9:39 PM on September 8, 2004


riffola : the cast of 7th heaven
posted by Satapher at 2:55 AM on September 9, 2004


Oh Hildago, you're so practical! ;) Lifeboat. I'm not sure I'd want to be around after a global catastrophe, personally.
posted by yoga at 4:21 AM on September 9, 2004


the cast of 7th heaven
::shudder:::
posted by riffola at 2:14 PM on September 9, 2004


This seems prudent......I guess.
posted by troutfishing at 2:44 PM on September 9, 2004


And whom would they pick to represent humans?

My vote would be Joey Lawrence and Fran Drescher.
WHOAHHaAaAaAaAWHOAHaHaHaHaHaWHOAH.
posted by eddydamascene at 2:44 PM on September 9, 2004


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