Should we use Mars as a lifeboat for humanity?

A person whose first language is not English asked a question with this meaning. His opinion is that the problems we face on Earth will only follow us to Mars.

I’m interested in your reaction to my reply to him on Quora.

About Dr Bob Rich

I am a professional grandfather. My main motivation is to transform society to create a sustainable world in which my grandchildren and their grandchildren in perpetuity can have a life, and a life worth living. This means reversing environmental idiocy that's now threatening us with extinction, and replacing culture of greed and conflict with one of compassion and cooperation.
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6 Responses to Should we use Mars as a lifeboat for humanity?

  1. Rhobin says:

    You’re right. Not until we can become a wise and responsible species; one that thinks before it acts and cleans up its messes; one that preserves its current home…

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    • Dr Bob Rich says:

      Hi Rhobin. Stephen Hawking was all for space exploration, to preserve a seed of humanity when we have killed ourselves off. On the current record, that sounds more like an infection than a seed. When we can behave well at home, we should be allowed out into the playground. 🙂

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  2. Don Graham says:

    We’ve not enough time to invent and develop spacecraft technology to the point where more 10 will fit.

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  3. jenran72 says:

    My own thoughts precisely. In the meantime, on a fool’s errand we are burning up more energy for nothing worth having, and adding to pollution while we do it. The so-called space race should be shut down until humanity works out what benefit it could have for us here on Earth.

    Sent from Samsung tablet.

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    • Dr Bob Rich says:

      Thank you, Jen. I especially get incensed at one of the space racers, who was asked why he was sending rockets off earth. The answer? “Gives me something to spend my money on.” Meanwhile, his employees are working in terrible conditions, under great pressure. Some have died because of this. Their pay is miserable.

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