“Philosophy” offers a series of methodologies to examine fully the yet-to-be-empirically
defined properties of existence, particularly as these unknowns impact behavior
characteristics of Homo sapiens sapiens, of modern humans, both individually and collectively.
Religions throughout human history are excellent examples of formulating transitory
behavioral values of humankind to accommodate the empirically unknown at any given time.
As noted by American biochemist, Isaac Asimov, “We create nothing ourselves, we simply
discover deeper applications of natural laws and make use of them in the presence or absence
of wisdom.” Ah, were there time and space for critical definitions, all within context, for an
all too brief philosophical “musing.”
Clearly, there are numerous “philosophic perspectives” regarding why modern humans feel or
believe they are compelled to move into, that is, migrate to and settle, off-Earth in near and
ultimately deep space. The focus for the instant “musing” is on the current physical
movement of representatives of humankind off-Earth; to explore, migrate, settle… explore,
migrate, settle, ad infinitum; hopefully to continue the ever evolving odyssey of
understanding and putting into an empirically-based personal and collective perspective the
“What,” “Why,” and ultimately the “Who” of Creation.