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Time for humans to start thinking about moving says Hawking

For many years humans have dreamed of one day colonizing other planets and moons.  Although research would be an important reason for the foreign bases, could the survival of the human race depend on whether or not we can colonize other planets?  World-renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking recently said that humans need to colonize a planet or moon because the Earth might face destruction -- A man made disaster -- global warming being a good example -- or natural disaster could potentially destroy the planet. 

Although he believes humans can colonize the moon within 20 years, and establish a sufficient base on Mars within 40 years, humans "won't find anywhere as nice as Earth," unless we visit another solar system.  The moon looks to be like an ideal place for a potential new colony.  Not only does it appear to have everything needed to sustain humans, ice has also been found at its poles.

Nations have been thinking about colonizing other planets for years.  DailyTech earlier reported that NASA is working towards a permanent moon base that would be a stepping stone to allow astronauts to explore Mars firsthand.  Swedish researchers are also studying different ways to have a self-sustaining colony on the moon.


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RE: WHY
By masher2 (blog) on 6/16/2006 9:08:55 AM , Rating: 2
> "There is no irrefutable evidence to support evolution, either"

No, there is a vast amount of irrefutable proof for evolution itself. It occurs...and we have daily proof of it...where do you think new flu viruses come from each year? We've even proven that man himself has evolved, and is continually doing so.

The only thing without irrefutable proof is the origin of mankind (and, by extension, of life itself). We have evidence...some of the strongest evidence in all science, in fact. But until we build a time machine and go back and take pictures of the event, it still remains "theory", no matter how much data we have to support it.


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