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Elon Musk – Humanity as a space-faring civilization

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Elon MuskThere’s a fundamental difference, if you look into the future, between a humanity that is a space-faring civilization, that’s out there exploring the stars, compared with one where we are forever confined to Earth until some eventual extinction event.

Elon Musk   (1971 -)

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Edward Abbey – Has joy any survival value in evolution?

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Edward AbbeyHas joy any survival value in the operations of evolution? I suspect that it does; I suspect that the morose and fearful are doomed to quick extinction. Where there is no joy there can be no courage; and without courage all other virtues are useless.

Edward Abbey   (1927-1989)

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Michel Foucault – The fundamental arrangements of knowledge

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Michel FoucaultIf those arrangements [the fundamental arrangements of knowledge] were to disappear as they appeared…then one cancertainly wager that man would be erased, like a face drawn in sand at the edge of the sea.

Michel Foucault   (1926–1984)
The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences, ch. 10

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