Humans Do Learn From Their Mistakes

We need to change the way we talk about space exploration, National Geographic

"When discussing space exploration, people often invoke stories about the exploration of our own planet, like the European conquest and colonization of the Americas, or the march westward in the 1800s, when newly minted Americans believed it was their duty and destiny to expand across the continent. But increasingly, government agencies, journalists, and the space community at large are recognizing that these narratives are born from racist, sexist ideologies that historically led to the subjugation and erasure of women and indigenous cultures, creating barriers that are still pervasive today. To ensure that humanity's future off-world is less harmful and open to all, many of the people involved are revising the problematic ways in which space exploration is framed."

Keith's note: This article proceeds from a false premise: that human exploration will always result in subjugation and exploitation. Oops: that hasn't happened in Antarctica. Humans can learn from their mistakes.

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