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Stafford Gordon's Avatar Comment 1 by Stafford Gordon

Instead of migrating to other planets, why don't we get our act together here on Earth?

As a species we've only been around for two or three nail filings of time, and although so far we have indeed made a bit of a dog's dinner of it, surely we could do better, try harder, instead of scurrying away leaving the place like a teenager's bedroom.

A good start would be to ditch superstition; we know we're susceptible to fanatasising, and we know why, so why don't we just grow up and make the most of this wonderful world of ours?

Mon, 28 May 2012 07:31:21 UTC | #943915

jbkaffe's Avatar Comment 2 by jbkaffe

Makes sense.

I think our planet would it appreciate it, and that can't be all bad. It's what led to us after all.

If only there was a button you could push, and we could reset all this mess. Guess we'll have to do it the hard way though.

So be it.

Mon, 28 May 2012 09:20:38 UTC | #943935

mmurray's Avatar Comment 3 by mmurray

We know the upper atmosphere is full of deadly bugs. There was that Michael Crichton documentary about it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Andromeda_Strain

Michael

Mon, 28 May 2012 11:28:23 UTC | #943951

strangebrew's Avatar Comment 4 by strangebrew

Comment 3 by mmurray

We know the upper atmosphere is full of deadly bugs. There was that Michael Crichton documentary about it.

Yep...saw that documentary...and just precisely what is the government doing about it..?

Diddly squat as far as I can ascertain...Politicians who needs 'em! ;-)

One thing is for sure they better not come crying to me after getting such a fulsome and detailed warning...I will send the buggers away with a flea in their ear...better still a good generous dosage of P. infestans instead of a flea might actually improve their cognitive functions!

Mon, 28 May 2012 13:09:37 UTC | #943967

bluebird's Avatar Comment 5 by bluebird

From the Citizens in Space site:

In the near future, there will be hundreds of suborbital astronauts...

'Tis about time to dust off these!! ~ each center has a diagram of our solar system ~ link text

I wanna be the first person to eat space tourist chocolate ;(friendly attendant voice) that'll be 8 and 3 QUID, please.

Tue, 29 May 2012 16:07:52 UTC | #944250