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Space advocate, author, classical republican, classical liberal, religious humanist, religious naturalist.

Updates

On August 6th, our domain name republicoflagrangia.org will expire. We have decided not to renew this domain. Our decision is based on the following reasons:

  1. We no longer want to financially support WordPress, due to their commitment to downgrading user experience;
  2. The name “Republic of Lagrangia” has already been obsolete for years but still people do not get it;
  3. We have registered a brand new domain name –  which we will reveal later – and hence the whole “Republic of Lagrangia” / “Lagrangian Republican Association” brands will be retired.

Also we are still intending to leave WordPress(.com) all together. However, the move to new site will be part of a larger rethinking of our strategy and our rebranding. After 8.5 years we have to conclude that mere blogging is not the way forward in creating a movement.

This “blog” will remain online until August 1st, 2022, though no new content will be published. Only updates like this one will appear here. A few thing about our new site can be stated at this moment:

  • The new site will be hosted in the EU and more precisely in the Netherlands, so it will comply with both EU and Dutch law;
  • There will be no more ability to post comments. Our experience is that comment forms are often abused by spammers and also we have to deal with a lot of low quality comments as well the occasional trolls and cranks.

We wish you all a nice day and be safe!

Public Green & Society

The second of the four goals formulated by Gerard K. O’Neill is to find (or rather create) an optimal living climate for all of humanity. Not surprisingly he spends a large portion of his book on orbital space settlements, discussing the internal design of space habitats in order to promote public well-being. Continue reading Public Green & Society