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05-10-2011, 04:10 PM (This post was last modified: 05-10-2011 04:28 PM by Peterkin.)
RE: Spaceship "TTA"
What's in those woods? Did you see eyes? When it gets dark, will something come to eat us?
Is the ship secure? Maybe we'd better sleep in there and start exploring tomorrow.
Who has a weapon?

That's for defense, you understand. Before we start killing the local fauna and clearing the local flora and pissing in the local water, it might be a good idea to figure out how the ecology works. Remember 'Medicine Man'* ? Once you've lost the cure for cancer, it's gone.


(*Dreadful movie. Good line.)

If you pray to anything, you're prey to anything.
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05-10-2011, 04:37 PM
 
RE: Spaceship "TTA"
OK, question:

Do we start with a group prayer? Big Grin
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05-10-2011, 04:47 PM
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Or, do we invent a god to control the fearful and create an unquestioned power base.

Who can turn skies back and begin again?
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05-10-2011, 05:12 PM
 
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OK, Let's get serious.

Basic decisions need to be made.

Once immediate survival is assured, what kind of a society are we going to have?

Communist? Capitalist? Socialist?
Are we going to have money?
Are we going to share equally?
Do we provide for those less able and less productive?
What do we do with the slackers?
Who is in charge?
How do we decide?
Do we have elections and democracy?
Do we follow a leader?
Are the most able and productive in charge?
Will the "human nature" curse repeat the same mistakes again?
Would we learn from past mistakes or repeat them all over again?

Is the "Lord of the Flies" scenario inevitable?

Even among atheists?
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05-10-2011, 05:49 PM
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If we are talking about over a thousand people (rather than the hundred or so active members) then things will be very different. Likely what will happen is the large group will temporarily be divided into smaller factions of its own accord to facilitate communication. Those groups will, as mentioned before, have a few individuals who rise to a leadership role.

I would suggest nurturing those seperate groups, as well as the natural leaders. Those leaders would then be able to gather and facillitate communication among the entire group. I think as we begin to develop our society in this new world, we should let nature take it's course so to speak. Trying to impose a specific type of society this early (ie. socialist, capitalist et al) would be destructive.


BTW, VERY cool idea!

So many cats, so few good recipes.
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05-10-2011, 06:39 PM
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What could possibly go wrong? ... Oh wait, Acts Chapters 4 & 5.

As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
And I will show you something different from either
Your shadow at morning striding behind you
Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you;
I will show you fear in a handful of dust.
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05-10-2011, 06:53 PM
 
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Let us make a list of skills we can offer to the community:

I am good at:

- Physics (teaching?)
- Computer programming
- Construction
- Classical violin (luckily I have it with me)
- Wood carving
- Poetry
- Talking a lot

I am hoping for at least one of my skills to be useful -- maybe talking a lot? Big Grin

What are your skills that could be valued under the circumstances?
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05-10-2011, 07:33 PM
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Farming (small scale food crops, mostly by hand)
Construction (good grasp on foundation, framing, road building)
Hunting (more small animal snaring than anything else. I can shoot, but give me a bow and I'll probably be missing a toe by noon)
Dressing game
Cooking

I feel like I'm applying for a job! LOL Did I get it? huh? did I?

So many cats, so few good recipes.
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05-10-2011, 08:09 PM
 
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(05-10-2011 07:33 PM)Stark Raving Wrote:  I feel like I'm applying for a job! LOL Did I get it? huh? did I?

Stark, I think you will be very popular here with your skills!

Anyone with medical experience? Doctor, Nurse, Vet?

Some of us old folks could use some hand-holding once in a while.

More serious needs: anyone can make wine, booze of any kind? I would hate to dry out on that planet!

How about stand-up comics to cheer us up? Other entertainers here?

We could form a theater group if some of us have the experience on the stage: actors? directors? script writers?

Come on guys, let's get this show on the road!

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05-10-2011, 08:57 PM (This post was last modified: 05-10-2011 09:01 PM by defacto7.)
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OK... My best shot.

My best basic talent is mechanical problem solving. I can look at most any machine and I know how it works, how to improve it and how to reproduce it. But I also have some background in theater. So during the day I can help with industrial design or infrastructure and at night, I could help with theatrical entertainment and morale.

Phantom in the machine during the day
Phantom of the Opera at night.

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