We have to stay here and correct our mistakes.What leads you to believe the above statement is true?
Colonising space doesn’t need to send up vast numbers of people to make it worth doing;I am not saying it's not worth doing, but that the purpose of doing it is ambiguous to the wider public in such a way that may distract from pressing issues.
this isn’t about reducing human effects on the planet by simply taking away large numbers of people.I think it's hard to believe the contrary idea doesn't cross the mind of a significant fraction of those vaguely aware of exoplanets news. Either that idea, or the sister idea that effects on the planet will become irrelevant to a large number of people taken away from it -- if not all.
Do you want to piss off a nerd who believes in space travel? Tell them, "There’s no such thing as “Warp Speed.” Want to piss off someone who believes Einstein was wrong? Ask them to prove it. You want to go to space. Sorry, the problems worth solving are here and now and there is no escape.That's some bullshit, there. Warp speed? Who cares? Fun for movies, but that's it, because most of us interested in going to space know damn well that Einstein is (so far) absolutely correct.