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Old 05-03-2013, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by snowthx View Post
I see these arguments made sometimes, like it's 'manifest destiny' to colonize Mars, or extend our species life span. 99%+ of life that ever lived on Earth have gone extinct. What makes us so special?

IMHO, our efforts and resources are better spend in solving earth-bound problems. Otherwise, we are likely to snuff ourselves out or soil our nest long before technology provides a life raft to some other place.
I'm going to go total nerd here and state that the utilization of space is the solution to our earth-bound problems.