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originally posted by: kloejen
How about we send Trump to the darkside of the moon,
and the rest of the US, concentrates on paying its debts back?
Win Win ?
Reaching for the stars is a moral imperative
originally posted by: Lucid Lunacy
a reply to: SignalMal
I certainly do not brush aside the issue of climate change like most here do.
originally posted by: crazyewok
a reply to: Justanotherman
After the diaster of the Shuttles and budget cuts since Bush I I gave up on NASA. The private sector is where my hopes lie.
Though Trump has given me some hope.
originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: Christosterone
Trumps a goofy uneducated(Or so it appears) buffoon, but lets face it while climate change is real, there really is nothing humanity can do to retard the process, whether or not we are directly responsible for contributing to the phenomena or otherwise.
Eventual colonization of the Moon offers Man his best shot at being able to construct and launch a manned mission to Mars or even the other planets/moons of our star system.
Moon first, then Mars if you ask me.
originally posted by: BrokedownChevy
The odds of finding a balanced system as complex as earths that can specifically support human life is probably about 1 to how ever many planets there are in the universe.
originally posted by: SignalMal
a reply to: Lucid Lunacy
Yea well honestly, do you see this place becoming inhospitable to human beings anytime soon? Even if civilization collapsed, we went to the friggin' moon half a century ago. I mean we're talking about colonizing mars what next decade or in the 2030s? If catastrophe happened in the relative future, we could tech our way to survive at least in some numbers.
I'm not the least bit concerned with climate change as I am an asteroid/comet. Reaching for the stars is a moral imperative.
originally posted by: BrokedownChevy
Wow. Ok the ignorance here is astounding. First of all, Mars is not habitable. It won't ever be a place where a human can exist for any reasonable duration of time. Human beings are tied to gravity of the earth. It must be precise in order for normal cellular function. Mars is a robotic mining colony and nothing more. Even if...
We do not have the technology to get us to a truly habitable planet. We don't even have the technology to determine whether or not planets from other solar systems are habitable. Only in the "habitable zone". Its still a guess at this point. Maybe there isn't another planet that is habitable. The odds of finding a balanced system as complex as earths that can specifically support human life is probably about 1 to how ever many planets there are in the universe.
Besides, cutting and running on earth because we screwed it up is a band aid solution. Will humans spread across the universe, burning everything down in its path? Then after we use up all the resources in the universe we go to an alternate dimension to jack their sht? Terrible plan.
Isn't it a lot easier to not fck up this planet? Just stop treating the place like a dumpster and start listening to the planets needs instead of your own. It literally gives you everything you need already. It's on all of you to step up and save your home.
originally posted by: spiritualzombie
Interesting game of misdirection. F Climate Science in the #ss so we can explore space. Seems a disjointed argument. I can't believe there are still people who deny Climate Change... Then again, I couldn't believe people voted the new Nazi party into the White House, so I guess we can only expect full retardation from this group moving forward. And By forward, I mean backward.