What would the philosophies be.. and how would they inhibit setteling on other worlds? Wouldn't the pride from reaching new frontears be enough to
Look for yourself what they would be: A group of men discover a world able to bear life. That is the opportunity to create not only a new nation,
but a whole new world. Do we make new gods? Do we sever the ties with the old world? Do we look ahead at the development of the old world, and the
new, and see how they will interact as they mature and change?
The notion of building a world puts a man in a whole new level of consciousness. This new philosophy is that of creating a new world, a new
foundation. Let us survey the methods of founding civilizations and colonies. Our world is filled with suitable examples. Look at the origin of
America, it is ideally framed against a future of extraterrestial colonization.
The wise people of America will understand the opportunity to strengthen Liberty and Reason again -- in the creation of a new American Colony. Only
this time, it will be on another world. The ability to do this is not so far away, but it is near enough to introduce our species to its reality.
Things like new laws, new civil orders, new ideas. This will demonstrate man's full potential, and the profit of his development for this eon of
civilization. The seeding of life opn new worlds requires itself a new scripture, as it does not exist in any of the old religions. Perhaps other
worlds were mentioned, but were they not just imaginings of sages?
My question becomes: Do the ancient books true themselves to the Reality of the Universe as we have come to know it? The parts of them that do,
should endure, and the parts of them that do not, should be discarded.
Certain permanant truths, like truth itself, cannot be altered and endure past the life of any one world. It can be said that the Perfect Ideals are
themselves aware and alive, and exist where there is intelligence. How do we reckon our new developments to this perfection? Is the march of mankind
into the stars "good?"
It is inevitable. The means of getting into space are so generalized that our general population can understand them. The development of a space
elevator will put us into a new age of space adventures.
Make the way for the future, will trade between the stars become routine? Will space finally open up to the whole world? Will the building of roads
into the sky enable men to enter space as one would take an elevator? Taking all the fire and smoke out of the liftoff would do wonders for the
success of the industry.