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originally posted by: Astyanax
a reply to: johnwick
How can you be this ignorant and think you have an opinion on the subject worth listening to?
The curse of the modern age, my friend.
Mass communications and the internet have given billions the impression that they know something, when in fact they know the same old nothing they've always known.
The principle of free speech — everyone has a right to make his opinion known — has suffered a serious case of mission creep, mutating into the perception that everyone's opinion is valuable, even when it patently isn't.
And centuries of social, economic and technological development have created a culture where people mistake their privileges for rights, and have altogether forgotten that their rights have duties attached to them.
When did you last hear that unfashionable sentence, 'It's my (or your, or our) duty'?
I suspect it only remains current among military men and women.
Is this post off topic? Perhaps so. But then, this is a rant. And really, what reasonable reply can one make to such ignorance and prejudice as expressed in the OP? Is the topic even amenable to discussion?
originally posted by: soulpowertothendegree
a reply to: lakesidepark
Yeah it is in your mom's basement.
What reason would we have to colonize Mars? Closer to the Sun? Humans could not even survive the atmosphere there. They think we would have problems with CME's from the Sun here on Earth, so why would we want to be closer?