Thursday, August 03, 2006

Back-up DNA

The Alliance to Rescue Civilization advocates a backup for humanity by way of a station on the Moon replete with DNA samples of all life on Earth, as well as a compendium of all human knowledge:

"It would be run by people who, through fertility treatments and frozen human eggs and sperm, could serve as a new Adam and Eve in addition to their role as a new Noah.

Organizers: Robert Shapiro, professor emeritus and senior research scientist in biochemistry at New York University; Ray Erikson, who runs an aerospace development firm in Boston; Steven M. Wolfe, a Congressional aide who drafted and helped pass the Space Settlement Act of 1988, which mandated that NASA plan a shift from space exploration to space colonization, and was executive director of the Congressional Space Caucus; and author William E. Burrows, director of the Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program at N.Y.U."

Life After Earth: Imagining Survival Beyond This Terra Firma

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