Re: Is leave the world a better place than you found it a realistic moral code?
This has been an interesting idea now that we see this a lot in the new global warming and eco-friendly ads. I can see the "leave the world in a better state" being a personal ambition--and hopefully a collective ambition--but only when I picture myself with children. I guess thats what they're striving to encourage now.
Problem is that most people don't have a reason to leave the world better than it is other than the prolongment of the human race. And naturally, we should be working for the collective good of our species! However, somehwere in evolution we got to the top of the food chain, and with our "intelligence" we don't have much to compete against but ourselves. I think the powerlessness of the UN is a good indication of the limits of the human race in working collectively. Really, this doesn't seem feasible except in alien movies. =X
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- A lot of Earth's water is asteroidal in origin, but some of it may come from dissolved solar nebula gas.
- Our planet hides majority of its water inside: two oceans in the mantle and 4–5 in the core.
- New reason to suspect that water is abundant throughout the universe.
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- America's two political tribes have consolidated into 'red' and 'blue' nations, with seemingly irreconcilable differences.
- Perhaps the best way to stop the infighting is to go for a divorce and give the two nations a country each
- Based on the UN's partition plan for Israel/Palestine, this proposal provides territorial contiguity and sea access to both 'red' and 'blue' America
SpaceX plans to launch about 12,000 internet-providing satellites into orbit over the next six years.
- SpaceX plans to launch 1,600 satellites over the next few years, and to complete its full network over the next six.
- Blanketing the globe with wireless internet-providing satellites could have big implications for financial institutions and people in rural areas.
- Some are concerned about the proliferation of space debris in Earth's orbit.
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