RE: Humans doomed without space colonies, says Hawking

From: Colin Hales (
Date: Mon Oct 15 2001 - 23:24:10 MDT

> 16 Oct 2001 00:01
> LONDON, Oct 15 (Reuters) - The human race is likely to be
> wiped out by a
> doomsday virus before this millennium is out unless it starts
> to colonise
> space, top British scientist Stephen Hawking warned on Tuesday.
> "I am an optimist. We will reach out to the stars," he said.

This whole issue is a major driver for me. We have GOT to get independent of
Earth's future catastrophes (man made or not) as a matter of great urgency.
Humanity will end up a bug on the universe's windscreen otherwise. I can
spot that and my IQ is less than 200!



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