Planetary chauvinism

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Planetary chauvinism is a term thought to be coined by Isaac Asimov, though in an interview with Bill Boggs Asimov mentions that he heard it from Carl Sagan originally.[1] It is a term to describe a commonly held belief that human society will always be planet-based (even if extended beyond Earth), and overlooks or ignores the potential benefits of space-based living.[citation needed] The counter-argument is that all the benefits of a planet can be achieved in space, usually by an O'Neill Cylinder type structure.[2]

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  1. ^ Bill Boggs. "Asimov Interview with Bill Boggs". Retrieved July 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ Mike Combs. "Somewhere Else Entirely". Retrieved June 3, 2016.