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Month Index: August, 1994


From:     Stephen Burton Mann <smann@??.com>
Date:     Mon, 29 Aug 1994 23:14:48 -0400
Subject:  Re: Ringworlds & Dyson Spheres
> No, no, no.  The problem with planets is that 90% of the mass is INSIDE,
> not in the crust, so you can't get at it and can't use it.  In a ringworld,
> a much greater quantity of the mass will be available as surface area.  
> This is much more efficient.

The great tragedy of science is the slaying of a beautiful theory by an 
ugly fact.

I still maintain, however, for a society with that much of a population 
problem that they'd need a ringworld, they should have already created a 
quick and easy way to terraform. Just think of the time, effort, and 
knowledge necessary to build a ringworld. Then compare that to the 
requirements of terraforming. 



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 Stephen Mann                                                    smann@??.com
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Previous Message: Re: Ringworlds (fwd)
Month Index: August, 1994

SubjectFromDate (UTC)
Re: Ringworlds & Dyson Spheres    Stephen Burton Mann    19 Aug 1994 04:01:49
Re: Ringworlds & Dyson Spheres    Skreyn@???.com    19 Aug 1994 06:28:43
Re: Ringworlds & Dyson Spheres    THE AVANGION OF DELPHI    21 Aug 1994 19:04:10
Re: Ringworlds & Dyson Spheres    Matt    21 Aug 1994 22:06:02
Ringworlds & Dyson Spheres    Michael Bauser    24 Aug 1994 03:29:08
Re: Ringworlds & Dyson Spheres    Stephen Burton Mann    25 Aug 1994 01:37:28
Re: Ringworlds & Dyson Spheres    Skreyn@???.com    25 Aug 1994 07:45:03
Re: Ringworlds & Dyson Spheres    THE AVANGION OF DELPHI    26 Aug 1994 00:45:10
Re: Ringworlds & Dyson Spheres    Michael Bauser    26 Aug 1994 05:15:43
Re: Ringworlds & Dyson Spheres    Stephen Burton Mann    29 Aug 1994 01:38:32
Re: Ringworlds & Dyson Spheres    Stephen Burton Mann    29 Aug 1994 01:51:20
Re: Ringworlds & Dyson Spheres    KENT@?????.???????.???.edu    29 Aug 1994 12:29:33
Re: Ringworlds & Dyson Spheres    Stephen Burton Mann    30 Aug 1994 03:14:48

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