Why Did Columbus Travel West

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Why did Columbus travel west? Why did Alexander the Great head east? Because it is that charm, that sense of unknown, that outlook for adventure and expedition which compels humans to explore new frontiers. The ultimate identification of adventure is in living on another planet, millions of light years away from Earth; where one would look up in the night sky with the knowledge that one of those brightly shining stars is in reality the planet that you were born on. However, it is a sobering fact to realize that the unfortunate reason for the human race to abandon the mother Earth and move to another planet is due to the risks caused by our own mutilation of nature whether it is by global warming or famine or nuclear threats. Let’s imagine a hypothetical situation in which a 10 kilometer large diamond asteroid-much larger than the one that hit Russia many years ago but close to it smashes into the subcontinent. It wouldn’t just destroy India or Pakistan instead would form huge sockets in the…show more content…
His exact words were, “The human race shouldn’t have all its eggs in one basket, or on one planet.” (Hawking, 2001) It is not surprising to note that according to Hawking’s evaluation that the human race is on the edge of annihilation and have been for over decades now as he has highlighted the fact that how near we came to killing ourselves during the Cuban missile crisis and also that human beings have essentially never mapped out any sort of durable survival plans. Humans have already got a lot of work at their hands if they plan on taking Hawking’s advice seriously that is to build a space faring settlement since the nearest star to our planet is 4.2 light years away. He said, “If we can avoid disaster for the next two centuries, our species should be safe as we spread into space.” (Hawking,
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