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  •  There's that. (7+ / 0-)

    And then there's the more positive fact that there is no possible higher purpose than to spread life to new worlds.  Life demands it of us, because we are gifted with technological intelligence.

    I believe in a noble version of Manifest Destiny that has no opposite shore and no natives to displace; a frontier that does not end, worlds in infinite profusion, and a future without compromise because every possibility will play out somewhere, sometime.  I believe our species will give birth not merely to a multitude of intelligences across a vast diversity of environments, but entire ecosystems.  This is the closest thing to a religious belief I have.  

    A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it. --The First Law of Mentat

    by Troubadour on Wed Jan 11, 2012 at 08:14:09 AM PST

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