Playing as the humans who begin on a Continental Planet - what is the point of researching "Colonization -Continental Planet"? Shouldn't it be researched already? If so, why should I have to research it to get to desert colonization?
By researching continental colonization, you can colonize those worlds with ANY population you control. If, for example, you find a Securan ship (lost/abandoned discovery) - it is only able to colonize desert planets without any tech. If you have continental done, you can drop them on a continental world.
I think there's a population growth bonus as well, but I've seen some confusing posts on this.
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