NASA Official Fears Colonizing Mars Harms Indigenous Rights — REALLY!

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Lucianne Walkowicz is the NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology and an astronomer at the Adler Planetarium. She organized the Decolonizing Mars unconference and has given TED talks on the same topic.

Space exploration and trips to Mars are exciting. It’s a whole new frontier, but not for people like Lucianne. She fears colonizing Mars will harm indigenous peoples’ rights.

Really, seriously, that’s her worry.

NASA official Lucianne Walkowicz is disturbed by “the way people talk about going to Mars as if the planet is ours… When we talk about terraforming, that’s a planetary-scale strip mining operation.”

“It’s been troubling to me to hear people erasing what’s going on here on our own planet both from an environmental standpoint and an indigenous rights standpoint when they talk about going to other planets,” she fretted out loud.

Mars is not populated and there are no indigenous people there. We aren’t colonizing by taking away a thing from anyone. She brings up indigenous people as if it matters in any way at all.

We aren’t even at the point of developing a planet and she wants to limit it to be inclusive.

Rush Limbaugh dealt with the nuttiness of this on his show Monday with his usual humor and way with words. He also talked about the people complaining that only the rich can go to Mars since a trip will cost $200,000. They don’t seem to realize that half the people who will go will die on the way and the rest will die there. They aren’t coming back.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hFRn8mf5yM


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Rocketman
Rocketman
3 years ago

And this woman ACTUALLY has a college degree AND has a NASA title???!!!!! What the hell is going on in engineering???

Greg
Greg
3 years ago

WHAT does THIS say about our educational system. More and more I’m thankful my grandkids are being home-schooled. We are beyond just ignorance here. There must be something mentally incapacitating, and I suspect drug use as the culprit. As it was with hippies in the 60’s those who “experimented” actually “believed” their thinking was profound when, in fact, they were spewing nonsense. I suspect in the near future a University degree will not be seen as it once was. Astrobiology is looking more like something coined from a 50’s science fiction film, as there is nothing concrete to even study.

V.Lombardi
V.Lombardi
3 years ago

Astrobiology seems to not be an actual field, and is used by opportunists. The sciences have been infiltrated by leftists.

John Vieira
John Vieira
3 years ago
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Apparently!!!

Jon
Jon
3 years ago

Harms..indigenous bacteria rights?