The world uniting to explore space, colonize Mars?
Spend that same money instead to save the homeless?
Not that great an idea.
That is like your local educational system dedicated to ignore the talented in order to focus entirely on the special ed, shortbus group.
It's not an either-or situation. We must do some of both, and it is the mark of mature adults to know that you must achieve some balance and prioritize what you can do.
Life is full of the infinite and the finite limitations.
Every good cause cries not to be ignored, and they lobby those who will help and demonize those who are prioritizing another cause and not their own.
Truth is not the end game, but the process.
Truth is in the battle only, not in the outcome.
Let us reach for the stars while we try not to stand in quicksand, but let the adversaries fight each other for their cause and strike a balance that will always be imperfect.
Every nation's justice system is essentially adversarial in nature having a prosecutor and defender and therein we try to come close to the truth. The truth is only there in that battle, never in the outcome.
We have an array of rights that are not always consistent with another array of rights. The right to privacy battles with the public's right to know. We continually draw the lines in the sand.
The right of a good cause battles for the same resources another good cause needs.
Let us realize that morality sits not in a neat little box, ignoring the neighboring box.
And so let's reach for the final frontier, dragging along everybody at a varying rates of speed.