These are the "arguments" I found in this thread (and I left out the really inane ones): General "arguments", all from the OP: 1a. "Because unlike the fragment of time of Earth life...moment in space is worth many times that of moments spent on Earth. " 1b. "Space is so infinite and boundless and holds so many opportunities for us to prove ourselves as individuals and society and as a civilization." 1c. "Because once we devote ourselves to space we devote ourselves to the universe and prove our existence." 1d. "Why burn in the moment of time in light of Earth?" "Arguments" directed at me: 2a (Post 41 & 45). "Someday we will.. ..face a choice on how to treat those species.. you will not be there to change this to be more humane and moral." 2b (Post 48). "If you went into the space industry we would listen to you better!" 2c (Post 51). "without you in space industry how would I relate to you? I need you in space so that I can understand you better and how to handle species with peace." 2d (Post 59). "space has chosen you and you have chosen space!" Which ones should I take seriously ? Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!