X-Message-Number: 21653
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2003 08:33:00 -0400
From: Thomas Donaldson <>
Subject: CryoNet #21646 - #21651

For Yvan Bozzonetti:

We would not want to expand just to create more descendants. We'd
want to expand as a matter of increasing our control over the 
Universe we lived in. Even if it were not the only universe, 
going to others would not solve that problem: what if some 
hostile form, equally able to travel between universes, arises
in our universe after we've left it? That form need not even be
as advanced as us to present a danger: no one claims bacteria are
as advanced as us, but they still cause us problems. The same
is true of viruses. And if we can travel between universes, then
other things can probably do the same --- even nonliving things.

             Best wishes and long long life for all,

                    Thomas Donaldson

Rate This Message: http://www.cryonet.org/cgi-bin/rate.cgi?msg=21653