24785712 story Space Is (Not) the Place, Says Professor 376 376 Posted by Soulskill on Tuesday October 18, 2011 @07:28PM from the maybe-not-yet dept. snoop.daub writes "A while back, we discussed UCSD professor Tom Murphy's post about the limits on growth in energy use and economies. Partly in reaction to Slashdot's response (and my own writeup!), he's back with a new post arguing that space is not a solution to enable continued growth. There's a lot of good stuff in here about public misconceptions regarding the difficulty of space travel and the like; again definitely worth the read."