« on: 19/10/2019 03:06:32 »
Thinking of a sci-fi movie where a big asteroid will destroy the earth next week, but NASA announces there are enough large rockets available to take 50 people with supplies to the Red Planet and start a viable colony. Here's the question: who do you choose, and why? Obviously genetic fitness, ability to cooperate, health, and practical intelligence are top traits needed. We might consider ability to survive on a starvation diet, withstand radiation and cold, and a diversity of immunity to ensure a simple virus won't kill everybody. Any more ideas? I would like to hear something creative, amusing, or simply pragmatic.