J. F. Beck reports a dire prediction
about human colonization of space:
Doctor Toni Johnson-Woods says she and her colleagues found there is a prevailing belief that other planets and their natural resources are there simply to be exploited.
"The focus is on exploitation of the minerals. Basically, it's just Australia all over again," she said.
Link via Tim Blair; in Comment #27 of that post, I offered a prediction of my own:
When the first Australian space colony is established, this will be the first message sent back to Earth:
"Who's 'down under' now, Earthlings? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"
Update: I wonder if those lefty academics have ever read the Robert A. Heinlein novel that takes some inspiration from Australia's origins as a penal colony...