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  •  No, but it was a beautiful myth (2+ / 0-)
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    for its time and continues to be powerful. Anyone have a count of SciFi books which postulate a starship sent into the void when Earth's destruction seemed assured? Unfortunately, we already don't have the resources to launch such a ship, having already consumed them.

    People wish to be settled, only as far as they are unsettled is there any hope for them. - Emerson

    by CarbonFiberBoy on Wed Jun 27, 2012 at 10:02:03 AM PDT

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    •  I'm not advocating for space travel (1+ / 0-)
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      as a solution to global warming/climate change. In fact I think it's a terrible distraction.

      I mentioned the Superman mythos because, in the case of Krypton, their advanced society could have done it to escape an exploding sun which was their only choice.

      Our sun is not exploding. We are adversely affecting an ecosystem which makes life possible for us and for millions, if not billions of other species. In our case, we need to concentrate on what is going on here on Earth. Space travel is a distraction that cannot save us and many other of Earth's inhabitants. It elevates technology to a deus ex machina which will somehow help us adapt to a catastrophic situation.

      Indeed the idea that mankind can adapt to the coming climate change is a theme touted on PBS's NOVA which is sponsored by David H. Koch. If people allow themselves to be lulled by this idea, then mankind truly is doomed.

      "The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

      by Lily O Lady on Wed Jun 27, 2012 at 02:09:00 PM PDT

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