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The Next Generation All Good Things come to an end...but not here.

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Old October 14 2013, 10:13 PM   #16
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Here I'd have to disagree with him. I'm strongly against this idea that we shouldn't be spending money until we fix all our problems. It's the same argument against any expensive research. Humans will never stop having wars or things of that nature. Are we going to stop all advancement until then?

Imagine what technology might developed in the process that could then benefit our everyday lives.
Despite my previous comment I agree with you here, we should never stop advancing our knowledge and should reach for the stars. To stall now would be turning the clock back to the dark ages where the fearful and weak minded saw witchcraft everywhere!

I just hope we grow up a little before bumping into ET otherwise some of us are bound to start a war over a difference of opinion never mind if they happen to have been observing us through various events in our history and we have it wrong.
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Old October 14 2013, 11:58 PM   #17
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I just hope we grow up a little before bumping into ET otherwise some of us are bound to start a war over a difference of opinion never mind if they happen to have been observing us through various events in our history and we have it wrong.
Now this is an intriguing idea. If we did actually meet aliens who had been observing and recording our history over a period of centuries or millennia, would we thank them for setting the record straight over what really happened, or would we hate them for puncturing our "sacred truths" of what we think happened but that were proven to be false?
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Old October 16 2013, 09:18 PM   #18
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Who's to say they're not lying to us in some nefarious plot to rewrite our history in their own image to make the people more docile for their colonization procedures?
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