[ExI] OP-ED: The billionaire space race reflects a colonial mindset that fails to imagine a different world

Dave Sill sparge at gmail.com
Mon Aug 30 14:41:34 UTC 2021

On Thu, Aug 26, 2021 at 10:37 PM Adrian Tymes via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> What's removed is the "nature, red in tooth and claw" aspect.  No
> hurricanes, no earthquakes, no volcanoes, no natural disasters.  Rain every
> so often - maybe on a slightly random schedule, but scheduled so people
> know when to get out of the rain - because that's the easiest way to wash
> the sky, but no floods or droughts.  Maybe you are fortunate enough to live
> somewhere where these things do not every so often threaten life and wreck
> property, but there are a lot of people for whom this alone would be luxury
> worth calling Heaven.

Droughts, floods, fires, and other natural "disasters" are necessary for
the life cycles of many plants and animals.

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