Re: Frontierism..

Forrest Bishop (
Tue, 29 Jul 1997 17:58:34 -0500 (CDT)

>Nigel Jacob writes
>: It is my contention that the notion of a physical Frontier to be
>: explored, settled, tamed, understood etc. is central in determining
>: whether or not humanity(either en masse, or individually) can "evolve", in
>: any meaningful use of that term.

I disagree. The evolution would simple be in a different direction, probably
a much less interesting one.


>Can a technological frontier substitute for a physical one?
>Anton Sherwood *\\* +1 415 267 0685 *\\*

I am trying to locate an essay presented in about 1897 on the closure
of the Amercan frontier and its implication (not good) on the future
course of society. For all of human history there has been the frontier,
except for the last century or so.
IMHO, we badly need a physical frontier again,
which of course is the Universe.

Forrest Bishop