Quote Originally Posted by swampyankee View Post
The group I was specifically thinking of was the Polynesian peoples, who seemed to have spread through much of the Pacific. On the other hand, I don't know how many of their successful colonies were successors to earlier, unsuccessful attempts.
But they kept on coming, looking for new homes. I'm not sure if failure of early space colonies will discourage attempts, or if they'll make people more stubbornly determined to try again and do better.