posted on Oct, 21 2018 @ 02:54 AM
a reply to: BenignChaos
The main drive behind any animal’s existence is to ‘ensure the longevity of the species’.
It’s a one hundred percent fact that our star WILL run short of hydrogen, lose mass, expand and become a red giant before collapsing into a white
dwarf. And when that time comes, which it will, this planet will no longer be adequate to support us. If it’s even here at all.
Leaving the planet and colonising the galaxy is an absolute must if we are to avoid extinction. Which I’m sure is a goal of every human. I like to
think we can avoid it long enough to see the expansion of the universe rip itself apart in a few hundred billion years from now.
And there’s NO reason we shouldn’t be able to do that.
We OWE it to our ancestors and to our descendants to spend time and energy taking the first tentative steps into space travel. The first steps HAVE to
be taken if the journey is going to be successful.
Even those who don’t share in your fascination with the cosmos must surely understand we HAVE to venture out there. This planet is going to be
uninhabitable LOOOONG before we’re ready for extinction.
Imagine if this was the common goal of all humans. Imagine ZERO dollars, time, resources and efforts going into military endeavours or ridiculous
religious persuits and being used instead for this noble cause.
But I must admit, I feel very sorry for whoever we encounter out there. They probably aren’t ready for our ‘ways’.