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The Missing Orientation

Paul Levinson;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2021 Journal: Religions, volume 12, page 16 (eissn: 2077-1444, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
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<jats:p>Humans last walked on the Moon in 1972. We not only have gone no further with in-person expeditions to places off Planet Earth, we have not even been back to the Moon. The main motive for getting to the Moon back then, Cold War competition, may have subsided, but competition for economic and scientific advantage among nations has continued, and has failed to ignite further human exploration of worlds beyond our planet. Nor has the pursuit of science, and the pursuit of commerce and tourism, in their own rights. This essay explores those failures, and argues for the integration of a missing ingredient in our springboard to space: the desire of every human...
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