Talk:Mars-born children

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Mars born children will grow taller then ordinary humans. We must take this into account when considering settlements. T.Neo 08:45, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

Is there evidence? -- Rfc 20:31, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

Um, uh, no, not really. But they might just grow taller, or grow taller over several generations. Things like this can be fixed before we start. It would be really, really bad if the colonists started to outgrow the settlements. It would be very hard for them to alter the design of their habitats on Mars. T.Neo 08:25, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

--Perhaps they could move around more easily shortly after birth, as many other mammals and animals do on Earth.--

Experimental Evidence

There could be mice and chickens grown in centrifuges to see if the increased gravity affects the height of the offspring. Then the offspring of several generations could be grown in normal gravity to see if the relatively reduced gravity would cause an increase in height for the next generation. I have read of an experiment in which mice or rats were grown in a centrifuge from birth. They developed to be more muscular than their parents. I do not recall any mention of an effect on height of the mice. It has been many years since I read about it and I would not know where to look for details of the experiment. - Farred 23:17, 3 August 2012 (UTC)