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What are your thoughs on space colonization?

*Space colonization (also called space settlement, or extraterrestrial colonization) is permanent human habitation off planet Earth.*
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We are rapidly destroying THIS planet with abuse and overpopulation ... like the Duggars ... We had better hurry and find a NEW place to destroy or this one will destroy US, (which we deserve).

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So overpopulation is a horrible, dreadful thing, but we need to bring in more immigrants and illegals...

MasterYoda(205) Disputed
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Migrants don't increase the overall population, only the population of the country receiving the migrants.

joebloggs Disputed
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So overpopulation is a horrible, dreadful thing, but we need to bring in more immigrants and illegals...

You know that the population stays constant in that example, right? Moving stuff around doesn't increase it. If I have five oranges in my left hand and I move them to my right hand, they don't suddenly become ten oranges.

Dopey.

MasterYoda(205) Clarified
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@AlofRI

We do not HAVE TO destroy this planet, we could just drastically alter society in favour of a resource based economy and stop using outdated technology so the big corporations can keep raking in the prophets while the military hoards secret technologies that could be used to improve human lives rather than destroy them.

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What are your thoughs on space colonization?

We are nowhere near capable of this in the foreseeable future. Having said that, I support Space Colonization provided:

(A) We are successfully able to Terraform the planet

(B) It is not already inhabited or claimed (i.e. I'm against General Zodd's program in Superman/Man of Steel

(C) I see no reason to abandon Earth entirely if we are able to Terraform other planets

This is just my opinion, but I feel that space colonization should be considered only after all of our problems have been settled right here on Earth.

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What if space colonization is a solution to problems we have on Earth?

MasterYoda(205) Disputed
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It could be both. We could both lessen the burden we put on this planet by colonizing others AND solve many of our problems before we even begin colonizing.

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So we will never have space colonization... *

MasterYoda(205) Disputed
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Hello bronto

Yes we will

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We solve all of our "problems here on earth" by colonizing the right planets. Overpopulation? Not anymore. Hunger? Plenty of new room for crops and new people to run farms. Refugees? Start a new government over there, with lots of new jobs. Need new metallic or chemical resources? You can probably find it on other planets, too. Besides that, any crisis happening on one planet won't affect the other.

Waste of resources at this time. There are much more productive ends to invest our resources and expertise right here on earth.

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Like what? Porn, giblets, building mosques in foreign countries?

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By the way, . Stephen Hawking once said "I believe that the long-term future of the human race must be in space. It will be difficult enough to avoid disaster on planet Earth in the next hundred years, let alone the next thousand, or million. The human race shouldn't have all its eggs in one basket, or on one planet. Let's hope we can avoid dropping the basket until we have spread the load."

Supporting Evidence: Do not click here (bigthink.com)
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He's also says things that are bat shit crazy. For every sane things he says, he says 20 things that make him sound like a clown.

MasterYoda(205) Clarified
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Then it should be easy for you to name exactly 20 things Stephen Hawking has said that are retarded and insane. Can you do it?

xMathFanx(1742) Clarified
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@brontoraptor

He's also bat shit crazy. For every sane things he says, he says 20 things that make him sound like a clown.

Elaborate please?

joebloggs Disputed
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He's also bat shit crazy. For every sane things he says, he says 20 things that make him sound like a clown.

That's still a much better record than your own, hence we can reaffirm our conclusion that you are both an idiot and a hypocrite.