It got me thinking that if we KNOW this will happen to the human race, then should we not be making concrete plans to find other places in the universe, and go there. (The story of Noah comes to mind. The only difference is that we maybe capable of avoiding our demise.)
They say that ninety nine percent of creatures that have existed on earth are extinct. So are we being premature to begin planning so we don’t go by the way of a swollen sun.
I must be clear that the sun will not take us for about another 5 billion years. So we do have time on our side.
May I offer this for thought, that we should maybe eradicate starvation and human suffering before reaching for the stars. Can a race expect to survive on other worlds when it still cannot fix such fundamental problems such as these. I’m no fundamentalist and I except the role of nature and evolution in our lives. Its just sometimes I watch the news and see things happen in the world, that make no sense to the evolution of our species.
There is a miss interpretation of the mayan calendar, that all ends december 2012.
A phrase comes to mind, ‘everything that begins, must end’ so the calendar could not run for all time and they who made it had to make a point to stop it somewhere.