R. Star wrote:
Yeah sorry, the cynic that is me sees Earth not just giving up that whole lush habitable planet very close to Earth up to the natives. More colonists will come, and they'll probably get the Native American treatment. Either assimilated or kept away from the civilized people.
There's always been new uninhabited planets to colonize, however. I wondered how that might be with the hundreds of species out there--then I remembered all the horrific space monsters/diseases and so on out there.
Then it becomes more understandable.