By Jerry Schafer
Man has been exploring space from the beginning of time.
The 20th century was without question the most productive century in
history. The 20th century brought about changes including changing
“The Man in the Moon” into “The Man on the Moon.” So far, a total of
12 men have walked on the moon in our universe.
The ultimate goal will be to discover if the possibility exists of
moving the human race from the planet earth, to a different planet
located in our universe.
This phenomenon may become necessary because of progress.
As man continues to develop more powerful weapons of mass destruction,
the possibility exists that a great number of human beings will be
eradicated from the face of the earth, through massive explosions or
the use of chemical weapons or some other destructive device that has
yet to be developed.
Notwithstanding the dangers that exist with the use of man-made
destructive devices, there are still other powerful forces to contend
with, such as disease or natural disasters, over which man has no
Of course the most powerful force on the face of the planet earth is
Mother Nature herself. Mother Nature has demonstrated her destructive
powers time and time again through hurricanes, tornadoes, massive
lightning strikes, earthquakes, tsunamis and erupting volcanoes. The
destructive devices in Mother Nature’s bag of tricks — what she may
have up her sleeves to wreak havoc on us all — are endless. Some of
them are still unknown.
So, the possibility exists that one way or the other, man may destroy
the planet Earth in any one of a variety of ways, from something as
“unnoticeable” as polluting the rivers and streams, to something as
explosive as detonating nuclear devices that interrupt the natural
order of the earth’s atmosphere. Or, as I’ve said, Mother Nature may
end it all in her own natural way.
If a planet in our universe is found to be able to support human life,
then — in such event — it will become necessary to find a mode of
transportation that can transport human beings through the vastness of
outer space, onto this possibly yet-to-be discovered planet.
I can only imagine the horrors of the selection process if that
phenomenon ever came to be. The survival of the fittest would
certainly play a part in what would become an unspeakable scenario.
For the sake of argument, let’s suppose that a planet that could
support human life was discovered. Let’suppose that some amazing
yet-to-be discovered mode of transportation was available to transport
the human race from the planet Earth to begin life on another planet.
Without going into the trials and tribulations that would befall the
human beings that relocate to Planet X, one begins to wonder what
would happen to the planet Earth should such a thing ever occur.
After all, 80 percent of this earth is water. The oceans, seas,
rivers, lakes and streams located on this planet house an amazing
amount of marine life and fresh water fish and other creatures,
including an amazing amount of species that have existed since the
beginning of time.
What would happen to them should man evacuate this planet?
Animal life presents the same question. What do you imagine would
happen to the myriad of species of animals that roam this earth, if
man was no longer here to interrupt the natural flow of their
My next article will examine these questions.