Since I am in such a posting mood, I had to share this:
Scientists in Britain are supporting (pushing? putting forth?) the idea of creating “A Noah’s Ark” on the moon, in case humanity gets done in by an asteroid, or worse (horror of horrors, by ourselves!) You know, that bad day (which according to the Maya is the end of this current period of humankind) is approaching rapidly, we better leave something behind as a species. This is sort of what the wonderful author, Donald Moffitt had in mind in his “Genesis Quest” Series. Of course, in those books, humans put their legacy in a Radio signal which they then broadcast to the entire universe before the end came.