Re: The Purpose & Value of Life by Robert Wheeler
A nit-picking point:
“Science predicts that humans as a species have only about a billion years to pursue this development before the sun’s ultimate global warming destroys life as we know it.”
This statement presumes that humans will never live anywhere but near the sun. As an avid reader of science fiction since the 1960s, there are lots of plausible scenarios where humans spread out beyond the Solar System. Some of these scenarios are almost within reach of current technology.
You may be implying this in your second paragraph, but I’m not sure.
Tony Van der Mude