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If a person was born on Mars, do you think it would be able to survive on Earth also as well? Would we be interchangeable?

Posted - November 27, 2018

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  • 8162
    Nyet. Three times normal gravity would be too much for a Martian's bone structure, not to mention the stifling heat and soupy thick atmosphere rich in poisons like oxygen.
      November 27, 2018 3:36 AM MST
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  • 7311
    So true but what if we went underground where the water is?   
      November 27, 2018 3:40 AM MST
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  • 8162
    That doesn't address the issue of whether a Martian (should such exist) could survive on Earth. The short answer is no.
      November 27, 2018 3:46 AM MST
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  • 7311
    I don't want to argue but how would we know since we only have the statistics that work if we started here and went there?  If we were born underground there with a controlled climate similar to Earth, we might be able to acclimate to both. 

    Maybe not.  Like I said.  I don't want to debate.  I've been watching too much of the History channel and Ancient Aliens.   It was just a thought. 
      November 27, 2018 3:51 AM MST
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  • 8162
    Gravity would be the killer. A musculoskeletal system adapted to 0.3G couldn't cope with 1G. Try carrying twice your weight around all day, every day and you might get the idea.
      November 27, 2018 3:55 AM MST
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  • 7311
    Thanks for answering Slartibarfast :) :)
      November 27, 2018 3:42 AM MST
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  • 25142

      "It"?

      November 27, 2018 6:02 AM MST
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  • 7311
    Well "it" wouldn't be called human and we wouldn't call it "Martian." Disney already characterized them. J/K!  Martians are already described.  I don't think we have a name for one born there that can exist on both.  "Marman" maybe?  Nooo. That sounds too BLAH.  I don't know of a name that they already have because I don't know of one.  Who knows?  Maybe "they" do.  
    That's it!  Maybe they are all the "theys" we keep referring to!!
    Thanks Randy! :)  :)
      November 27, 2018 10:57 AM MST
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  • 25142

      When you started with "a person", that automatically takes "it" off the table. 
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      November 27, 2018 8:00 PM MST
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  • 7311
    I didn't know that.  It makes perfect sense, though.  Thanks Randy!! :) :)
      November 28, 2018 1:13 PM MST
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  • 4617
    A person is, by definition, human and thus "he or she" is appropriate.
      November 28, 2018 1:15 PM MST
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  • 7311
    So "it" has no place against the "they" factor either?  "They" is suggesting we are talking about other humans and not martians.
    Boy, I really blew it on that whole reach.  You must give me credit for trying! Big smiles!

    Thanks Stu!! 
      November 28, 2018 1:20 PM MST
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  • 3131
    No.
      November 27, 2018 6:58 AM MST
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  • 7311
    I think it's hard to imagine, too.  I just was wondering what all of you thought. 
    Thanks MorningStar! :) :)
      November 27, 2018 10:58 AM MST
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  • 2638
    It seems that many spaced-out people here could be considered as Martians - a hypothetical inhabitant of Mars...

      November 27, 2018 10:07 AM MST
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  • 7311
    So true.  Maybe I was too spaced-out, literally to be asking these questions last night.  I've been laid up with a HUGE terrible burn on the top of my right foot.  This has allowed me to watch a lot of the History Channel and Ancient Aliens.
    I also didn't want answerMug to go an hour without at least one question asked and it looked like it was in a lull at around 2:30 / 3 oclock this morning.  I wanted to make sure it held its outstanding record.
    Mars has been pounded into my brain.  It was the logical thing to ask about. 
    Giggles and smiles.  Thanks Beans! :) :)
      November 27, 2018 11:03 AM MST
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  • 2638
    Thanks, Merlin for the CA pick.

    I read - 'I've been laid up with a HUGE terrible burn on the top of my right foot'. Sorry to read that...

     



    This post was edited by Beans/SilentGeneration at November 29, 2018 2:40 AM MST
      November 28, 2018 12:06 PM MST
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  • 7311
    Thank you Beans. :)  

      November 28, 2018 1:05 PM MST
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  • 22385
    nnaybe
      November 27, 2018 10:11 AM MST
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