Space Racism: To Explore Strange New Worlds, Seek Out New Civilizations…and Crush Them!

When we think of space exploration, it calls to mind Star Trek’s lofty title sequence narration, “to explore new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations.” But a growing number of academics see our yearning to explore as a lust for conquest. Even the terms “civilization” and “intelligent life” are fraught with imperialistic and colonial baggage — tied to eugenics and genocide — that we must disgorge before we set foot on other worlds. 

SOURCE: Astrobiologists concerned about imperialistic consequences of galactic exploration  [The College Fix, November 23, 2022]

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