We, human beings, on the planet Earth, find it absolutely necessary to go out there in outer space, and discover unseen lands and planets, and moons, and asteroids, and all those stars, when we haven’t even discovered almost 75% of our own land. If aliens were to land here, and ask us about our homeland, what would we say?
You may argue that they learn about all these planets because it is our belief that in about 4.5 to 5 billion years from now, our future generations are going to have to move out. But, living things did not exist 5 billion years ago, especially humans, as they had not evolved yet, so what makes us think that humans will exist 5 billion years from now? It could possibly be an entirely different species, in which case, they probably wouldn’t understand all our research about leaving to another planet anyways.
And if that argument doesn’t satisfy you, then you must realize, we have almost FIVE BILLION YEARS! We can learn about our planet, and then set out to other planets. We have enough time!
Focus on making this world a better place, rather than colonizing Mars! WE HAVE ENOUGH POVERTY, ABUSE, DISRESPECT, INJUSTICE, INHUMANITY, MURDERS, IGNORANCE, AND JUST AWFULNESS TO TAKE CARE OF; WE DON’T NEED ANOTHER PLANET WITH ALL THIS NONSENSE!
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