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Once we colonize space, it will be full of crazy people...
kennatsu at 6:19PM, Nov. 9, 2007
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I'm reading all sorts of stuff involving colonization of the nearby planets (such as using floating cities to colonize Venus) and then after reading the article about some movement promoting voluntary human extinction it hits me…

Once we have the technology to actually colonize other worlds with the least amount of effort possible, movements and organizations of all sorts will come out and oppose even touching the other planets. And they'll do this even though everyone knows we need to do in order to survive as a species. They'll probably spark discussions on religious and scientific, and moral grounds as to why we should not colonize other worlds…

What do you think?

(I guess I'm just being paranoid again, aren't I?) :)
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Short_Circuiting at 7:07PM, Nov. 9, 2007
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I totally agree with you. The world is just afraid of moving forward. A third of us want to get it done, a third of us want to think things through first, and a third of us will do anything to prevent it. Me, I like to get things done. I love when the world advances. I feel like we're stuck in a modern version of the Dark Ages.
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AaronThomasNelson at 7:24PM, Nov. 9, 2007
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And they'll do this even though everyone knows we need to do in order to survive as a species. They'll probably spark discussions on religious and scientific, and moral grounds as to why we should not colonize other worlds…

What do you think?

(I guess I'm just being paranoid again, aren't I?) :)

I dunno. On the one had, your probably right. There'll be groups of people who oppose going to other planets for those reasons (although Mars-based environmentalism seems extreme and yet a plausible thing for extremists to do); on the other hand, it's also really easy for religious folk to find reasons to expand beyond the pale. A lot of the initial colonization of America was sparked by religious texts and sold to the European population.
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Lord Shplane at 7:30PM, Nov. 9, 2007
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We'll have a bunch of idiots claiming that God doesn't want us to colonize other planets. They'll probably quote some obscure Bible passage that doesn't mean anything like that at all.

It's the way people are.

Stupid.
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Puff_Of_Smoke at 7:48PM, Nov. 9, 2007
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I can think of one of those idiots…

cov… I'd rather not say.
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cartoonprofessor at 2:43AM, Nov. 10, 2007
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The Venusians have told me they will resist all attempts at colonization by humans.
I have likewise been informed that I am, in fact, the only sane human and until you all reach at least the sanity levels of the microscopic Gnome-people of Titan, we will not be allowed to colonize any further than our moon.
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DAJB at 5:28AM, Nov. 10, 2007
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Once we colonize space, it will be full of crazy people…

But that's good, right? Once all the crazy people have gone to colonise all those nasty dangerous places full of noxious gases, we sane ones can start putting this planet back together!

To infinity and … well, you know the rest.
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Rutger at 5:29AM, Nov. 10, 2007
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It'll be the same as everything else:

Science will approve, religion will object, millions will protest against it, millions will fight for it, wars will break out, and before we can even decide on wether or not we're colonizing a planet, we'll all be dead due to nuclear holocaust.

I know this, I have seen it with my precog abilities.

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LIZARD_B1TE at 8:54AM, Nov. 10, 2007
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Bah. I wrote a story in 5th Grade about the colonization of other planets and the big bad guys were a group of crazy eco-terrorists who were against it.
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crazyninny at 9:41AM, Nov. 10, 2007
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I belive that we humans need to figure out faster on how we are going to survie. If moving to a new planet will help our race live longer, then hell, Mars aways did kinda look like a nice place to live on.
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Custard Trout at 9:52AM, Nov. 10, 2007
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I personally am against colonising other planets. Didn't you morons read War of the Worlds? The martians are already planning an attack, all going there will do is speed up our inevitable doom!

Seriously though, there will be people whining about it, just like people whined about cutting bodies up for science, alternative energy sources, non alternative energy sources, building houses, digging mines, discovering gravity and anything else that allowed us to advance past hitting each other with sticks and living in caves. Until we get to Venus because no one can deny that floating cities surrounding an alien world is completely fucking awesome.
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kennatsu at 1:55PM, Nov. 10, 2007
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Until we get to Venus because no one can deny that floating cities surrounding an alien world is completely fucking awesome.

Yep. There'll be people protesting how our floating cities are ruining the natural environment of Venus by cooling down the surface with their shades. -_-

Yep. I'm sure people will be that nutty.

Then again, maybe that huge monolith on the moon will have something else to say about all this. %)
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Poke Alster at 2:23PM, Nov. 10, 2007
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well as soon as we get that done, we can move off the earth and “pollute” another planet
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Rutger at 2:55PM, Nov. 10, 2007
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Until we get to Venus because no one can deny that floating cities surrounding an alien world is completely fucking awesome.

Yep. There'll be people protesting how our floating cities are ruining the natural environment of Venus by cooling down the surface with their shades. -_-

Either that or they'll bitch about the risk of falling over the edge or something.

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Pollution
Meh, by the time we'll get a planet as polluted as this one, we'll be long gone. Let the next generations worry about that one.

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AaronThomasNelson at 3:02PM, Nov. 10, 2007
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Maybe what we can do is turn mars or venus into a junkyard FIRST (without asking permission), and THEN solicit support to colonize those planets FROM those who oppose colonization in order to SAVE those planets…

I mean, you know, hypothetically speaking.
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Custard Trout at 3:08PM, Nov. 10, 2007
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Maybe what we can do is turn mars or venus into a junkyard FIRST (without asking permission), and THEN solicit support to colonize those planets FROM those who oppose colonization in order to SAVE those planets…

I mean, you know, hypothetically speaking.

We could dump all our rubbish onto Jupiter or the Sun, then it would be obliterated.

Rutger
Either that or they'll bitch about the risk of falling over the edge or something.

We already have the latest in fall prevention technogically, they are called guard railings. Guaranteed 100% clumsy moron proof!
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Rutger at 3:13PM, Nov. 10, 2007
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Either that or they'll bitch about the risk of falling over the edge or something.

We already have the latest in fall prevention technogically, they are called guard railings. Guaranteed 100% clumsy moron proof!

Are they suicide-proof? It'd be a horrible sight if you'd be hanging out at the edge of the city, and you looked down, and there'd be a huge pile of dead businessmen and such…

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ozoneocean at 4:09PM, Nov. 10, 2007
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It'd be a horrible sight if you'd be hanging out at the edge of the city, and you looked down, and there'd be a huge pile of dead businessmen and such…
Horrible? That actually sounds quite good :)
 
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Rutger at 4:10PM, Nov. 10, 2007
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It'd be a horrible sight if you'd be hanging out at the edge of the city, and you looked down, and there'd be a huge pile of dead businessmen and such…
Horrible? That actually sounds quite good :)

Yeah, when I pictured it, it was pretty awesome..

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Puff_Of_Smoke at 4:10PM, Nov. 10, 2007
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It'd be a horrible sight if you'd be hanging out at the edge of the city, and you looked down, and there'd be a huge pile of dead businessmen and such…
Horrible? That actually sounds quite good :)

I see a new brand of dog treats coming soon!
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Rutger at 4:13PM, Nov. 10, 2007
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It'd be a horrible sight if you'd be hanging out at the edge of the city, and you looked down, and there'd be a huge pile of dead businessmen and such…
Horrible? That actually sounds quite good :)

I see a new brand of dog treats coming soon!

I wonder what they'd call those…

K.A.L.A.-dan! rutGAR desu!
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Puff_Of_Smoke at 4:14PM, Nov. 10, 2007
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It'd be a horrible sight if you'd be hanging out at the edge of the city, and you looked down, and there'd be a huge pile of dead businessmen and such…
Horrible? That actually sounds quite good :)

I see a new brand of dog treats coming soon!

I wonder what they'd call those…

businesscuits.
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I have a gun. It's really powerful. Especially against living things.
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Rutger at 4:16PM, Nov. 10, 2007
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If I were a dog, I'd eat them.

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Puff_Of_Smoke at 4:18PM, Nov. 10, 2007
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It's ingenius.
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Rutger at 4:20PM, Nov. 10, 2007
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It's also a horrible pun.

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Puff_Of_Smoke at 4:22PM, Nov. 10, 2007
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Bad puns? Love 'em.
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Rutger at 4:27PM, Nov. 10, 2007
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Who doesn't!

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Short_Circuiting at 7:38PM, Nov. 10, 2007
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i wanna live on saturn. we could make it a tropical planet. lol!
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AaronThomasNelson at 10:41PM, Nov. 10, 2007
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I wanna live on Mercury. That way, I can go around and CONSTANTLY say “Hot enough for ya?”

and… “Yeah, but it's a DRY heat.”
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imshard at 11:26PM, Nov. 10, 2007
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Call me crazy but a moon base WOULD make sense and Mars will probably be the first place to be terraformed. The first people to whine would say its to expensive and pointless. (oh wait thats happening right now) whelp never mind the idea really died before it took off. We're doomed to screw up this planet and die. If we ever make off the birth-world Earth I have no doubt that people will be living on another planet with nowhere else to go. Then they'll proceed to protest the use of the very processes that keep them alive. It'll end on that other planet when a religious zealot who snuck through the colonist screening programs blows up the habitation modules. For reasons I haven't given energy to contemplate.

So answer the original question, yes there always has and always will be crazy people whining about something or another. At least some of them will take extreme measures to enforce their views over the majority.
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