Icarus1 wrote: THINK HOW MUCH WE HAVE ADVANCED SINCE THEN MY FRIEND
BTW the flat earth belief is a myth. Ive said it before on here. Nobody with an average education at any point in history ever believed the Earth was flat. Its origins can be traced back to the 1800s by protestant feuds spreading lies to discourage people from following another faith. All ancient civilizations had always known the Earth was round.
This Earth will be long rotted from what we have neglected to take care of in our own backyard before we ever get to explore the depths of space that your freak astronomers fantasize about.
And if by chance a handful of privelaged individuals get to that point, they will have only done so by sacrificing the good of humanity just to achieve it.
I am totally for exploration and discovery, but I also realize our limits due to bigger problems we face as a species.
While you built billion dollar telescopes in hopes of simply satisfying your craving for knowledge, a drug resistant bacteria just wiped out everyone that would have given a shit. Climate change starved the men who would have built it. Pollution made the plateau in which the telescopes sit uninhabitable for humans, and power plant meltdowns radiated the people that study the data, All taking place after YOU died of "old age". We should spend every ounce of resource and knowledge solving death, period. Nothing else matters.
They should turn those telescopes around, and look closely at how sad of a species we have become. Maybe im not articulating this accurately. We have bigger fish to fry than looking at gas clouds 100 billion light years away.
We should spend every ounce of resource and knowledge solving death, period. THEN we could go do whatever the hell we want.