Our search for alien life might not only be misguided and pointless but also completely narcissistic and egomaniacal (and therefore dumb).

In the intro to the ‘Alien Contact’ event at next month’s World Science Festival in Brisbane it says: Humanity is on the verge of discovering alien life…NASA estimates we’ll find definitive evidence of aliens within 20 to 30 years. Which begs the question: And then what? But really? Are we? Firstly, why …

A Deep Dive into: The Future of Humanity (and kids) – If humans aren’t in any impending danger of losing our position as the dominant* species on earth, why do we make more kids? Wouldn’t it be more beneficial for the future of humanity to focus on helping the already alive ones who don’t have parents –or more importantly– positive guidance and support?

This is part 2 in a Deep Dive into why we have kids. Here’s part 1. –———————————- * The word ‘dominant’ in the title of this, in reference to us humans, refers to our potential (beneficial or destructive) influence in this planet. So even though plantlife or animal life may …