Tuesday 27 November 2018

It's No God-Awful Small Affair

What wonderful news from Mars. As a species, this is what we do. This is why we are not all still living in caves in one small part of Africa. The continent, by the way, to which the twenty-second century will belong. But of that, another time.

We must celebrate the full compatibility between the highest view of human demographic, economic, intellectual and cultural expansion and development, and the most active concern for the conservation of the natural world and of the treasures bequeathed by such expansion and development in the past.

That expansion and development must now include space exploration, fuelled by, and fuelling, fusion power.

If there is, or has ever been, life on Mars, then it is purely microbial. But even if it were a lot more advanced than that, then just as our species has dominion (which by definition includes responsibility) over the beasts and thus over the land, and just as our species has dominion over the fish and thus over the waters, so our species has dominion over the birds and thus over the sky.

Dominion, in order to be fruitful and multiply. Over the land, and thus over everything on and under the land. Over the waters, and thus over everything in and under the waters. Over the sky, and thus over everything in the sky, as far up as the sky goes. And the sky goes up a very long way.

Another hung Parliament is coming, and we need our people to hold the balance of power in it. I will stand for this parliamentary seat of North West Durham, if I can raise the £10,000 necessary to mount a serious campaign. Please email davidaslindsay@hotmail.com. Very many thanks.