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Bryan Nicklin

December 9, 2013

Jim, I’m 91 years old and have been a reader of “science fiction” since before the term was invented………….grew up with all the early writers, and was captivated by all the romance, adventure and visions. As I have grown older and become more seriously concerned with what we are doing to our home planet, I find myself wondering if the earth is heading towards the conditions which are evident on Mars today.

One significant problem exceeds all other concerns; OVERPOPULATION. Unless a solution can be found to reverse this mad rush to destruction, the human race will not survive to any of those INFINITE VISIONS.


Mark Bailey: 12/10/2013 12:50 CST

I somewhat agree with Bryan. The one problem--human overpopulation--trumps all other concerns we face. Sure, we MAY survive but we will sure as hell won't have the resources left to continue with our exploration of our solar system (much less, others). We seem destined to consume all available resources if we continue on our current path. We desperately need to face this issue and stop beating around the bush about it. Solving this problem is the key to our success in the long term exploration of space.

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