To Explore, Or Not To Explore; Is There a Choice?
December 18, 2012
The great falicy in the debate over space exploration is that there is a choice. I don't mean a choice of how to go about it, but rather whether to do it. There is no decision to be made. Without space exploration we are condemned to living on a small planet with an ever growing population consuming its limited resources. The choices are Soylent Green, being obliterated by a bolide, or freedom. Choice? What choice? We will have to leave this place to accommodate our species.
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