Visual Thought of the Day #49

An Ancient Prophecy by MichaelDunn


“These are the missing practical arguments: safeguarding the Earth from otherwise inevitable catastrophic impacts and hedging our bets on the many other threats, known and unknown, to the environment that sustains us. Without these arguments, a compelling case for sending humans to Mars and elsewhere might be lacking, But with them—and the buttressing arguments involving science, education, perspective, and hope—I think a strong case can be made. If our long-term survival is at stake, we have a basic responsibility to our species to venture to other worlds.

Sailors on a becalmed sea, we sense the stirring of a breeze.”

~ Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space, 1994

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