The social and political basis for the optimistic, progressive,
astronautical society of the present and future

(1)  The Monthly Blog of the 21st-Century Enlightenment, Space and Society

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(2)  The Principles of Astronautical Evolution

The following pages contain a concise statement of the principles of evolutionary growth and progress as applied to the astronautical expansion of civilisation from its current monoglobal status out into the broader astronomical universe.

Each topic is dealt with on three pages: a statement of the astronautical evolutionist view; a page for miscellaneous comments from readers; and a page concisely stating dissenting views.

All material is by Stephen Ashworth, Oxford, UK (the owner of this website), unless otherwise attributed.

(3)  Related essays

The Ashworth Enlightenment Lectures (June 2008)

The 18th-century Enlightenment and the 21st-century Enlightenment

Summary of Enlightenment themes

Selected chapters from a planned book entitled Astronautical Evolution are occasionally being made available online.