I think all world powers should come together to build a generation ship

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    I wouldn't want to get into that sort of project with China and Russia while they are still propping up NK anyway.
     
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    We can do both at the same time! That is the wonders of educating our population and the reality that different people can do different things.
     
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    I could see a large religious cult trying it.
     
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    I really appreciate threads like this. It makes me realize how incredibly stupid we remain as a species with the likes of Science Rocks infecting our society. He hasn't given this 1/10th of 1% of the time needed to see that his dream came from too much weed!
     
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    Any society that gives up on exploration and scientific progress is giving up leadership as a world power.

    The day we sit around with our finger in our ass is the day America will be at the same level as Zimbabwe.
     
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    I’ve spent tine in Zimbabwe and never observed anyone standing or sitting with any appendages up their bums.

    Are you confusing Zimbabwe with one of your cabana parties?
     
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    History is full of great powers exploring and looking for resources. Space has tons of resources and it would be a damn shame to stop thousands of years of human heritage...

    Want to talk about conservative? Exploration and finding resources is the most conservative thing you can do.
     
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    If the cost of bringing those resources to market exceeds the price they would bring, the ( fiscally) conservative thing to do is leave them where they are till the day comes when they can be gathered profitably.

    There was a time when pepper was worth more than an equivalent weight in gold and that made it profitable to send fragile ships halfway around the world to bring it back to sell it.

    Today, advanced in shipping technology has made pepper one of the cheapest spice commodities.
     
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    See! I knew you are obsessed with Uranus!
     
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    Pleeez. Never in duhmurka
     

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