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The survival of humans in outer space is not possible without first studying nature.

We humans are now exploiting the world in a very rapid manner. Some countries are thinking that colonizing outer space is essential for the survival of human life in the universe.

Famous scientist Stephen Hawking says that if we continue developing our technologies in this way, we can achieve and learn to live in space within 200 years, but looking at the present scenario of the world economical and ecological problems, it is too difficult that the world cannot tolerate up to even 100 years?

We humans were born just 200 thousand years ago, but Nature itself is 4.5 billion years old. So the technology which we made is always less efficient. less durable compared to nature. So human life in outer space is only possible if we learn many things from these 4.5 billion years of geniuses (as noted by Janine Benyus).

Some research has already been made like "Life in Biosphere", but learning "how the these species evolved?" is now more important than "how do these species maintain their balance and their design principles implemented to sustain not only them but also the system?" We need to learn from nature so that we can prosper on other planets, too.

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    Oct 25 2012: Just for the record: Humans already survive in outer space quite successfully as we have what it takes to do so: Our sun and our planet...

    If we would stop damaging our 'space ship' and learn again to life WITH it, what do we need another space ship for?

    The remaining time we have until our sun is 'burning out' will be enough to figure out a solution for our species, as long as we also manage, not to eradicate ourselfs beforehand. And there we rely more on our 'human nature' and its studies as we may wish to ... :o)
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      Oct 26 2012: Yes obviously friend.... I too wish to want to happen the same as you told, but the problem here is that we all learned these things almost spoiling half of the world"s forest and other nature..
      I don't say that the methods we followed for the development of human generation till now are wrong, but those methods and their effect only showed us the original value of the nature, they are essential...suppose to say they were essential!
      The problem here is that,it is not a very easy job to hold the 700 billion people of world population to stop suddenly doing their thing for their survival purpose, which unknowingly damaging the Earth-(space ship) in a single day or even practically some decades, and made them to do their things for their survival purpose, which simultaneously preventing damage and develop the space ship. To solve this more political,economical, many problems should be solved which turns it to whirlpool.
      So we are in a need to discuss it someway surely for the existence of the human and the nature after EARTH...
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        Oct 26 2012: I wish I could share your optimism on this matter. As I see it, we, mankind, did not destroy half of the worlds forest to learn about what nature actually means to us. At our early stages, not our knowledge about - but our close connection to earth was essential and therefore humble in terms of our interaction with our environment. As our technological development grew and over time, we lost track of this deeper more intuitive understanding of the world and our place in it, to finally detach into artificially evolving 'societies'.

        In our latest history, even today, first world countries define remaining native tribes, close to nature, as 'underdeveloped' and 'backward' because ..., well ..., actually for what good reason?

        Our todays dominating culture, our world economy, created a mindset of its participants, in which the connection to our source of life almost vanished completely. Nature is just seen as a pretty framework, in which we may have our weekend cottages or sport activities in, or in which our seeds, fertilizer and pesticides for our gene-food gets 'installed'.

        Yet this current high point of our so called developed civilisation created nothing but a non-sustainable, destructive and contaminating basis of our very existence and it incorporated its own decline that deep within its foundation, that it is no more a matter if, but when the collaps takes place.

        Todays 7 billion people (not 700!) will have no choice other but to change their current habits. And they are not going to do it freely, they will be forced by our future circumstances.

        Also we are not 'unknowingly damaging the Earth-(space ship)' anymore, as science found out and informed about it. But just a view are listening and even less are acting upon it...

        Only time will show if we manage our transition with a minimum of global turmoil, agression and starvation and where this transition will finally lead us...

        Another, a new planet in outer space will not be part of our options!

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