I'm puzzled by this comment as I make it very clear in the article that my proposal is to spend the money wisely on real science and real discovery that can enrich our species with important knowledge. Additionally, when we look at all of recorded history it is impossible to make any credible argument for the "benevolent human" hypothesis. Ergo we can conclude that any persistent human colony will ultimately fall prey to ordinary human self-destructive impulses. We are, after all, the warring primate par excellence.

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