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Mars One - Hilarious!

#1  Postby Teague » Mar 12, 2015 12:29 pm

http://marsonefans.com/showthread.php/1 ... f-Mars-One

OMG this is so funny - just read this thread - cognitive dissonance at its best!
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#2  Postby Teague » Mar 12, 2015 1:45 pm

The aim of our project is to germinate the first seed on Mars and to prove the concept that it is possible to germinate and grow plants on Mars. Besides the social impact of growing the first life form on Mars, the possible scientific outcomes of our experiment could contribute to a better understanding of plant growth on Mars and possibly contribute for the development of life support systems.

In order to achieve our goals, the team proposes the “Seed” payload that will be composed by two parts: the external and the interior container. The first one will provide protection from the outside environment namely through Multi-layer Insulation (MLI) sheets. The interior container corresponds to several seed cassettes, a concept already used aboard the International Space Station (ISS) (Katembe et al., 1998; Kiss et al., 1998). The cassettes will be fixed inside the external container. The best model plant is Arabidopsis thaliana and it is commonly used in space plant studies aboard the ISS. The team also considers the selection of Medicago truncatula, Brassica rapa and rucola (used in the Dutch Soyuz mission DELTA).

Seeds will be transported to Mars glued to a filter inside the cassette. After activation of the Lander, the cassette will be heated and growth medium will be injected on the filter, providing the conditions for germination and seedling growth. Growth will be recorded using photographs and images will be transmitted via orbiter from Mars to Earth. At the end of the experiment, seedling growth will be terminated by deactivating the localized temperature system. - See more at: https://community.mars-one.com/projects ... XVxGs.dpuf

https://community.mars-one.com/projects/seed1


Don't they actually mean "when the battery runs out?"

This is such a scam! They're launching in 3 years according to their website and it only cost between $5-77 to get on the list of applicants to go there on a one-way trip. I think he almost made $20 million from that little number.

Of course, he might just be finding a way to export all the morons from the world.... ;)
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#3  Postby Teague » Mar 12, 2015 2:52 pm

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That's what it was going to look like, this is it now apparently....

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#4  Postby BlackBart » Mar 12, 2015 3:11 pm

Sorry, for those who haven't got time to go through the whole thread, can you give a brief synopsis as to why is it cognitive dissonance at it's best?
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#5  Postby Nebogipfel » Mar 12, 2015 3:36 pm

It's going to be reality TV... maybe they should just fake tge whole thing in a TV studio... :mrgreen:
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#6  Postby CdesignProponentsist » Mar 12, 2015 4:47 pm

Teague wrote:Image

That's what it was going to look like, this is it now apparently....

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I want to live in one of these here on Earth. How much would this set me back?
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#7  Postby Teague » Mar 12, 2015 6:00 pm

BlackBart wrote:Sorry, for those who haven't got time to go through the whole thread, can you give a brief synopsis as to why is it cognitive dissonance at it's best?


Because people are convinced this is a reality even though it's obviously never going to happen so are ignoring information information that conflicts with their existing beliefs? :ask:
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#8  Postby Teague » Mar 12, 2015 6:05 pm

CdesignProponentsist wrote:
Teague wrote:Image

That's what it was going to look like, this is it now apparently....

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I want to live in one of these here on Earth. How much would this set me back?


The top picture has been reduced to single bunks now and cramped but that hasn't stopped the people buying their chance to be one of the few that get to blast off to mars in 10 years time (even though NASA say theirs will cost around $100 billion and won't be ready until 2030).

"Do you still want to board Mars One?"

"Yes, I'm still a fuckwit"

Reading the forums, the basic premise is that all of this equipment that they're going to live on is already current technology and just needs to be built. Apparently robots will land first and build the habitable structure and no doubt have the plants already grown. Then when the humans show up, the robots will hold a surprise party as they walk through the doors :roll:

People have paid money into this scam.
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#9  Postby BlackBart » Mar 12, 2015 6:17 pm

Teague wrote:
BlackBart wrote:Sorry, for those who haven't got time to go through the whole thread, can you give a brief synopsis as to why is it cognitive dissonance at it's best?


Because people are convinced this is a reality even though it's obviously never going to happen so are ignoring information information that conflicts with their existing beliefs? :ask:


That's confirmation bias. Cognitive dissonance is confusion caused by having two or more conflicting beliefs.
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#10  Postby Evolving » Mar 12, 2015 7:06 pm

CdesignProponentsist wrote:
Teague wrote:Image

That's what it was going to look like, this is it now apparently....

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I want to live in one of these here on Earth. How much would this set me back?


Back to the seventies or late sixties, I'd say.
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#11  Postby CdesignProponentsist » Mar 14, 2015 2:07 am

I don't think LCD TVs were curved in the 70s :think:
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#12  Postby Evolving » Mar 14, 2015 11:25 am

Fair point. Not one that worked, anyway, though a fake movie one might be.

It was the décor that reminded me of the space station in 2001.

Though, ironically, the monitor screens in 2001 are very dated.
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#13  Postby BlackBart » Mar 14, 2015 11:31 am

...Though they did have iPads...
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#14  Postby Evolving » Mar 14, 2015 12:01 pm

Huh. So they had.
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#15  Postby BlackBart » Mar 14, 2015 12:09 pm

Good 'ol Arthur. He had a knack for seeing the future.
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