The Greater Earth Manifesto

Concepts for a New Humanistic vision of the World

Issue 3,Rev. 2 - 30 may 1998 [updated: 28.05.2003 to change some email addresses]

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"Astronautical Humanism is based on a scientific view of the Universe, and naturally arrives to a system-oriented, evolutionary approach."

Marco Bernasconi....

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"In order the time could exist, the matter had to exist, then the shape, the change and, finally, the intelligent life, to appreciate the evolution, and to perpetuate it over its appearent natural (planetary) limits."

Adriano Autino....

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"As it is now feasible for Life on Earth to leave its home planet and to propagate in the cosmos and, as humanity has evolved in such a way to make that possible, the overriding argument may be: Does humanity have the moral right "not" to assist the spread of Life beyond Earth?"

Arthur Woods...

.."Man belongs wherever a keen eye, quick wits, and a strong right arm can take Him!"...

Michael Martin-Smith....

 

"Stardust we are; to the stars we shall return."

Stephen Ashworth ...

(from a concept expressed by Carl Sagan)....

."...our future will be either A Space Age or a Stone Age."

Mark Hempsell.....

 

"Of all investments into the future, the conquest of space demands the
greatest efforts and the longest-term commitment - but it also offers the greatest reward: none less than a universe."

Daniel Christlein

"The lifespan of a liberal technological civilization is inversely proportional to the cost of access to Space!"

Michael Martin-Smith...

"Nothing makes sense, without the People."...

Adriano Autino...

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CONTENTS:
  1. PHILOSOPHICAL AND CULTURAL CONCEPTS
  2. ETHICS OF THE NEW HUMANISM
  3. SPACE DEVELOPMENT
  4. ECONOMY
  5. POLITICAL
  6. GREATER EARTH INITIATIVE DEFINITION ACT

OTHER SCRIPTS:


The following people gave contributes to the Greater Earth Manifesto:

  • Adriano Autino - President of Technologies of Frontier (Italy)
  • Marco Bernasconi - MCB Consultants (Switzerland)
  • Daniel Christlein - German Representative of Space Age Associates (Germany)
  • Michael Martin-Smith - President of Space Age Associates (United Kingdom)
  • Arthur Woods - President of the OURS Foundation (Switzerland)
  • Stephen Ashworth - Vice-President of Space Age Associates (United Kingdom).

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    1.PHILOSOPHICAL AND CULTURAL CONCEPTS


    PC.100 - Purpose


    PC.200 - Definition: Greater Earth


    PC.300 - Life's imperative and human Right toExpand


    PC.400 - Range of action


    PC.500 - Defense of our cultural history andfuture and humanity survival


    PC.600 - Recognition of directed evolution


    PC.700 - Human resources


    PC.800 - The Open World


    PC.900 - Urgency to Implement the Space Option


    PC.1000 - Right to Develop the human innatepotential


    PC.1100 - Cultural Openness declaration


    PC.1200 - The culture of modern man


    PC.1300 - The Cosmic Destiny


    PC.1400 - Towards an evolutionary ethics


    PC.1500 - Space scale of issues


    PC.1600 - Human thought


    PC.1700 - Scientific Studies


    PC.1800 - Possible Development or New Growth


     

     

    2.ETHICS OF THE NEW HUMANISM..


    HE.100 - Committment


    HE.200 - Definition of New Humanism


    HE.300 - Definition of Astronautical Humanism


    HE.400 - Dynamic vision


    HE.500 - Survival of Civilization


    HE.600 - A concret concept of Humanity


    HE.700 - Responsibility toward environment andother forms of life


    HE.800 - Human growth faced to limitedresources


    HE.900 - The danger of a closed environment


    HE.1000 - The danger of a declining, evenolder, society


    HE.1100 - Factors of Human Development


    HE.1200 - The social node of the present age


    HE.1300 - No growth without growth


    HE.1400 - The importance of the numericalconsistence


    HE.1500 - Importance of a growing trend


    HE.1600 - The extraterrestrial imperative andglobal solutions


    HE.1700 - Increasing standard of living is theonly acceptable birth_control


    HE.1800 - The need of a new hope for Humanity


    HE.1900 - The need of a positive, controlled,growth


    HE.2000 - The need of a larger home forhumanity


    HE.2100 - Our sustainability


    HE.2200 - Handling the human biologic naturewith cultural sensibility


    HE.2300 - Behaviour toward other life forms


    HE.2400 - Specifical attention for possibleextraterrestrial forms of life


    HE.2500 - The need of new life-sustainenvironment


    HE.2600 - Extraterrestrial forms of life


    HE.2700 - To insert the astronautical humanismin the social life


    HE.2800 - Interdisciplinary contamination


    HE.2900 - Science and humanistic disciplines: awall to break


     

     

    3.SPACE DEVELOPMENT


    SD.100 - Scope and Purpose


    SD.200 - Available Resources


    SD.300 - Strategic Target


    SD.400 - Urgency


    SD.500 - Plans


    SD.600 - Astrobiology


    SD.700 - Point of Liberation


    SD.800 - Significance of Astronautics


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    4.ECONOMY


    EC.100 - Promotion of the Greater Earth's Economy


    EC.200


    EC.300 - Specificity of the Greater Earth Economy


    EC.400 - Historical vision of the Economy


    EC.500 - Social aspects of Economy


    EC.600 - The Space Economy as trailer of theWorld Wide Economy


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    5.POLITICS


    PL.100 - Ideological openness


    PL.200 - Evolutionary social behaviour


    PL.300 - Human responsibility


    PL.400 - Human Patrimony


    PL.500 - Defense of the Scientific Research


    PL.600 - Refuse of irrational solutions


    PL.700 - For an open scientific world


    PL.800 - The human try_error_retry methodology


    PL.900 - Education


    PL.1000 - Equal opportunities


    PL.1100 - Reject of repressive practices


    PL.1200 - Call for help and assistance


    PL.1300 - Responsibility


     

     

    6.GREATER EARTH INITIATIVE DEFINITION ACT


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    DA.400

    "Dear editor,
    text text text
    Yours Sincerely
    Name and FamilyName, President of x Organization
    [The x Organization promotes and subscribes to the Greater Earth Initiative [link to the site with presentation, manifesto, etc...]"

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    We look forward to know your thought about our Manifesto and, possibly, to receive your signature, to be added to the list of the Greater Earth's supporters!

    IF YOU WANT TO:

    • Sign up the Greater Earth Manifesto (please specify if we can issue your signature online)
    • Send us your comments, appreciation, criticism
    • Take contact with the Greater Earth Initiative
    • Engage yourself or your Organization to sustain the Greater Earth Initiative
    • Help in any way the Greater Earth project

    Please mail to:


    Signatures:

    Adriano Autino - President - Technologies of the Frontier (Italy) - adriano.autino@tdf.it

    Michael Martin Smith - President - Space Age Associates (UK) - martin@lagrangia.karoo.co.uk

    Daniel Christlein - Space Age Associates (Germany) - dchristlein@as.arizona.edu

    Arthur Woods - President - The OURS Foundation (CH) - astra@spaceart.net

    Marco Bernasconi - MCB Consultants (CH) - marco.bernasconi@tdf.it

    Eagle Sarmont - TriPlanetary - cocorico@wrightwood.net

    I am in total agreement with what you are saying! Sign me up! You can put my name, Eagle Sarmont, my company name TriPlanetary, or my website address http://www.affordablespaceflight.com on your website, what ever you think will help. Also, please send me the advertising banner for my website as I would like to include it along with a link to your site. If there is anything else I can do let me know.

    Sincerely, Eagle Sarmont

     

    Adelia Bertetto (Belgique) - European Commission - Adelia.Bertetto@sdt.cec.be

    Patrick Collins (Japan) - SpaceFuture, NASDA, Spacetopia - Patrick.Collins@nasda.go.jp

    Dale M. Gray (USA) - Idaho Regional Director-Historian Archaeological & Historical Services - DaleMGray@compuserve.com

    Luisa Spairani (Italia) - Technologies of the Frontier - Ivrea (Italy)- spairani@netsurf.it

    Andy Nimmo (United Kingdom) - Space Settlers - andy.nimmo@net.ntl.com

     

    Flaviano Farfaletti Casali - Joint Research Centre - Ispra (Italy) - flaviano.farfaletti-casali@jrc.it

    I totally agree on the relevance of the challenging task of turning the Space and its resources into account! [...] By my side, I'm fighting to defend my Laboratory of Robotics. [...] I'd like that this relevant part of the research, the Robotics, already recognized by ESA and the whole space research Community, had the proper reviews in any promotional activity concerning the spreading of Man in the Space. Sign me up among the Promoters of the Greater Earth Initiative, and please keep me informed on the future development!

    Ing.Flaviano Farfaletti-Casali
    COMMISSIONE EUROPEA
    JRC-Ispra (VA)
    ISIS-STA-RT TP210
    I-21020 Ispra (VA)
    Tel. +39.332.78.9707
    Fax +39.332.78.9576/9150
    E-Mail: flaviano.farfaletti-casali@jrc.it

    NOTE: the listed organizations are quoted only to specify the affiliations of the members, and don't mean necessarily that the organization itself subscribes to the Greater Earth