Culture out of Africa next chapter The Contradictory Diversity of Anthropoid Societies Evolutionary equilibrium means that a strategy has to be optimal to any changes either sex might inflict, or any defection from the game theoretic equilibrium the situation might present.
Garden Worlds, Park Worlds Motives For Colonization As Rick Robinson mentioned, the real reason for extraterrestrial colonization is so that science fiction authors and game designers will have a marvelous background for their creations.
But who are we trying to kid? Science fiction, particularly hard SF, is not known for engaging the whole range of human experience. This is no knock on it; all the branches of Romance are selective. The truth is that we want space colonies so that they can rebel against Earth, form an Empire, and generally play out History with a capital H, with lots of explosions and other cool stuff along the way.
Westerns are set in the wild west, the corresponding location in science fiction is an interstellar colony. Understand that I'm talking about lazy writers who are taking a western story and simply removing shooting irons and substituting with Winchester laser rifles or Colt proton blasters.
The tired old "calling the jackrabbit a smeerp" trick. Un-lazy writers can and have written award-winning novels which technically are "westerns set in space" but are not pulling a Bad Durston: He cut out his super-hyper-drive for the landing He spurred hard for a low overhange of rim-rock They should — one is merely a western transplanted to some alien and impossible planet.
If this is your idea of science fiction, you're welcome to it! Population Explosion But Terra becoming overpopulated can not be solved by colonization. Back in the 's it was feared that the global population explosion would trigger a Malthusian catastrophe as the four horsemen of the Apocalypse pruned humanity's numbers.
That didn't happen, but at the time a few suggested that population pressure could be dealt with by interplanetary colonization. Noted science popularizer Isaac Asimov pointed out the flaw in that solution.
Currently population growth is about million people a year, or abouta day. So you'd have to launch into spacepeople every day just to break even.
If you wanted to reduce global population, you'd have to launch more than that. It is a lot easier to use contraception. The other thing to note is that as nations become industrialized, their population growth tends to level offor even decline.
This removes population pressure as a colonization motive. I had listened to the news on the way home; it wasn't good.
The ration had been cut another ten calories—which made me still hungrier and reminded me that I hadn't been home to get Dad's supper.
The newscaster went on to say that the Spaceship Mayflower had finally been commissioned and that the rolls were now opened for emigrants.
Pretty lucky for them, I thought. No twerps like Jones. And a brand new planet. The spuds were ready. I took a quick look at my ration accounts, decided we could afford it, and set out a couple of pats of butterine for them.
The broiler was ringing; I removed the steaks, set everything out, and switched on the candles, just as Anne would have done. That way you never get your accounts fouled up.
Dad sniffed the steaks and grinned. Bill, you'll bankrupt us.
I'n still plus for this quarter. Look, George, I don't get it. This was a good crop year and they started operating the Montana yeast plant besides.Women's string-figure depicting "menstrual blood of three women", illustrating the Yolngu people's tribal mythology of menstrual synchrony Arnhem Land R "We Yolungu are a jealous people and have been since the days we lived in the bush in clans.
forward sweep method was proposed as an efficient and easy tool for Radial Distribution Network analysis. The sweep path is based on Kirchhoff’s voltage and current laws.
As a follow-up to Tuesday’s post about the majority-minority public schools in Oslo, the following brief account reports the latest statistics on the cultural enrichment of schools in Austria. Vienna is the most fully enriched location, and seems to be in roughly the same situation as Oslo.
Many thanks to Hermes for the translation from initiativeblog.com Backward/ forward sweep algorithm for three-phase load-flow analysis of radial distribution systems. In the backward sweep, Kirchhoff's Current Law and Kirchhoff's Voltage Law are used to calculate the upstream bus voltage of each line or a transformer branch.
backward forward sweep method for radial distribution system. version ( KB) by yared tassew. yared tassew (view profile) 2 files; 58 downloads; this is matlab code that is designed for distribution load flow using backward forwad sweep method - power flow analysis in electrical power system so in which we're doing analysis.
A more dubious reason is that the author is writing about Bat Durston, that is, they are being lazy by writing a space initiativeblog.comns are set in the wild west, the corresponding location in science fiction is an interstellar colony.