The Pros And Cons Of Space Colonization

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The calendars mark 2100. Another year closer to the end. Outside the temperature is 113℃, the usual for July in Dallas. In the news, reports about the decrease in freshwater availability has become the norm. Various animals have gone extinct, plants are unable to thrive in any country because of extreme droughts, and the population has began to decline steadily all over the world. A few scientists shared their ideas on how to keep humanity from vanishing. But many know that the end of the Earth is near. The Great Filter, as the scientists refer the end to, is happening. The Great Filter is an obstacle that a planet goes through which destroys the planet and life on that planet. All planets go through regular filters, even the Earth has. Contrary, …show more content…
Her opinion is humans shouldn’t space colonize other planets since they have enough technology to try to face the problems on Earth. “ If we accept these threats as inevitabilities on par with real astronomical dangers and divert our natural, intellectual, political, and technological resources from solving these problems into escaping them, will we be playing into a self-fulfilling prophesy of our own planetary doom? Seeking spacebased solutions to our earthly problems may actually exacerbate the planetary threats we face. This is the core of the ethical dilemma posed by space colonization: should we put our resources into developing human colonies on other worlds to survive natural and manmade catastrophes, or should we focus all of our energies on solving and mitigating the problems that create these threats on Earth?” (Williams) Williams poses these questions to explain her point. Space colonization is unethical because the problems are man-made and inhabiting other planets is a selfish act of humans to keep their existence. Williams contradicts herself by that Earth’s doom inevitable. If the end of Earth is inevitable, then why should people try to stay on Earth knowing they will die when scientists could have created technology to avoid the end of Earth. She also adds, “Inhabiting other planets would cost millions of dollars and the creation of new resources. Technology …show more content…
Space colonization can help humanity live past the Earth’s Great Filter. Various resources can be found outside Earth which can help humans live in space. Also, with much research and experiments, humans can be fully capable of living in different planets that are theorized to be like the Earth. This topic is important to explore because all live on Earth could end and now scientists have no evidence of live on other planets. Without humanity, the Universe could be alone with no life. If humans were to colonize space, more planets would be inhabited and more life could exist in the

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