::: Sigh. ::: I suppose you could say this is what comes from 150 years of the non- biblical worldview, or else too many Star Trek reruns: people who are actually crazy enough to dream up, fund, and volunteer for Mars One.
Four people will go every two years, starting in 2018. They can never return. Return flights are unavailable, unless they figure out how to build a space ship there (mining? Spare parts?) and fly it back home. And you thought colonizing Plymouth was a challenge!
I keep asking myself, is this an elaborate hoax? Apparently they are serious about it. But why does it take a non- biblical worldview to come on board this project? Well, our universe was created, not sprung out of nothing by random chance. This planet we live on was specially designed to be our home, and hung where it is hung in this vast galaxy, because this exact spot provides the optimum conditions to support the life that fills it. Other places, such as the place Mars occupies, do not have that claim to fame. Has anyone wondered why there is no life there? Hello, the conditions to support life do not exist there.
So they are going, of course, to create the conditions that support life. There is only one problem. We have no idea how to do that, and that we think we do, is just more evidence of the non- biblical worldview. There is a reason the Scriptures say, the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom (Psa 111:11). I am sorry to say I can find precious little of it in this project. (My great- grandchildren are hereby given full permission to tell Grandma “I told you so” if this colony ultimately succeeds. But I think what they will end up saying, is, Wow, the biblical worldview not only makes sense of our past, and fills our present with purpose, it can also predict the future!)