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October 10, 2008

Stephen Hawking: We must learn to live in space or we will not survive


"I believe that the long-term future of the human race must be in space," said Hawking, who is almost completely paralyzed by the illness ALS.

"It will be difficult enough to avoid disaster on planet Earth in the next 100 years, let alone next thousand, or million. The human race shouldn't have all its eggs in one basket, or on one planet. Let's hope we can avoid dropping the basket until we have spread the load."

I want humanity to survive and, with it, a flotilla of arks carrying Earth's miracle some distance out of harm's way. If that means a future history written in Russian or Mandarin, so be it.

Directly related: The Starlost is available on dvd (hat tip to Mike Campbell).

Posted by Ghost of a flea at October 10, 2008 07:02 AM


Then, in her most stubborn way, she accused Hawking of posturing for that Nobel prize yet again...

Posted by: agent bedhead [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 10, 2008 01:24 PM