[LMB] OT: Practice for terraforming Beta Colony on Earthly deserts.

Gwynne Powell gwynnepowell at hotmail.com
Thu Jun 17 04:02:43 BST 2021


From: Raymond Collins <rcrcoll6 at gmail.com>

Biosphere 2 has been the only experiment in a sealed ecosystem. It was a
experiment that failed because of oxygen using microbes which converted
oxygen into CO2.
People sometimes forget engineering projects begins with failures that are
examined fixed and tested till the next failure,  then fix test, etc.

Gwynne: So many people don't realise that an experiment that doesn't give
the result you expected isn't a failure. Sure, it didn't work the way you wanted,
but it gave information. You learned something from it. It's given a new
direction for further experiments. No is as useful as Yes, sometimes.


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