As far as I can tell, he has won nearly all his debates with atheists. For some atheists, it is rather maddening. Craig is a skilled debater, an encyclopedia of facts and quotes, and a careful rhetorician. If you make a logical mistake, Craig knows exactly how to skewer you for it and for this, I respect him.
Garden Worlds, Park Worlds Motives For Colonization As Rick Robinson mentioned, the real reason for extraterrestrial colonization is so that science fiction authors and game designers will have a marvelous background for their creations.
But who are we trying to kid? Science fiction, particularly hard SF, is not known for engaging the whole range of human experience. This is no knock on it; all the branches of Romance are selective.
The truth is that we want space colonies so that they can rebel against Earth, form an Empire, and generally play out History with a capital H, with lots of explosions and other cool stuff along the way. Westerns are set in the wild west, the corresponding location in science fiction is an interstellar colony.
Understand that I'm talking about lazy writers who are taking a western story and simply removing shooting irons and substituting with Winchester laser rifles or Colt proton blasters.
The tired old "calling the jackrabbit a smeerp" trick.
Un-lazy writers can and have written award-winning novels which technically are "westerns set in space" but are not pulling a Bad Durston: He cut out his super-hyper-drive for the landing He spurred hard for a low overhange of rim-rock They should — one is merely a western transplanted to some alien and impossible planet.
If this is your idea of science fiction, you're welcome to it! Population Explosion But Terra becoming overpopulated can not be solved by colonization.
Back in the 's it was feared that the global population explosion would trigger a Malthusian catastrophe as the four horsemen of the Apocalypse pruned humanity's numbers.
That didn't happen, but at the time a few suggested that population pressure could be dealt with by interplanetary colonization. Noted science popularizer Isaac Asimov pointed out the flaw in that solution.
Currently population growth is about million people a year, or abouta day. So you'd have to launch into spacepeople every day just to break even. If you wanted to reduce global population, you'd have to launch more than that. It is a lot easier to use contraception. The other thing to note is that as nations become industrialized, their population growth tends to level offor even decline.
This removes population pressure as a colonization motive. I had listened to the news on the way home; it wasn't good.
The ration had been cut another ten calories—which made me still hungrier and reminded me that I hadn't been home to get Dad's supper. The newscaster went on to say that the Spaceship Mayflower had finally been commissioned and that the rolls were now opened for emigrants.
Pretty lucky for them, I thought. No twerps like Jones. And a brand new planet. The spuds were ready. I took a quick look at my ration accounts, decided we could afford it, and set out a couple of pats of butterine for them.
The broiler was ringing; I removed the steaks, set everything out, and switched on the candles, just as Anne would have done. That way you never get your accounts fouled up.
Dad sniffed the steaks and grinned. Bill, you'll bankrupt us. I'n still plus for this quarter. Look, George, I don't get it. This was a good crop year and they started operating the Montana yeast plant besides.insignificant life, or die young but glorious.
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