Humanity is the means by which evolution has determined to achieve its end
"Humanity is the means by which evolution has determined to achieve its end...
Not to act in building civilizations beyond this planet is quite literally to go against the very demand of the universe. If we are resolved to participate in this effort, we must be willing to get very close to the evolutionary tension throbbing within us, and boldly act in accordance with it."
- Steven Wolfe, 'Space Settlement: The Journey Inward', Ad Astra, January - March 2004