CO2 Treaty Dead On Arrival

Joseph Zorzin redoak at forestmeister.com
Sun Jun 29 19:11:19 EST 1997


steven michael rummel wrote:
> 
> On 27 Jun 1997, Hugh Davies wrote:
> 
> > In article <33B059EE.7C9D at forestmeister.com>, Joseph Zorzin <redoak at forestmeister.com> writes:
> >
> > >I'll push that line of reasoning further- why the hell does our society
> > >have to spend countless billions shooting people into space!
> >
> 
> Because we would like to eventually move off Earth, if only because
> eventually Earth will become uninhabitable, and unless humankind becomes
> extinct, it might want to survive?
> 
> Either that or plain curiousity about what's out there.  Either reason is
> good enough for me.  The alternative is what?  Settle down as a nice,
> sedentary race, slowly, languidly slouching
> toward stagnation and death?  No thanks.
> 
> Or, if you like, because it is there, and because there are enough human
> beings with gumption and dreams to dare think that it might be
> interesting to do so.
> 
> Steve R.

Sounds like a good reason to me. So I suggest that folks who who agree
with this reasoning should be the ones to pay for the space program.
Others, like me, who think it's a waste shouldn't have to pay.



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