Turns out raw materials like that, precious metals are not very precious or rare once you have the ability to move around in space. Our own asteroid belts have astronomical quantities of the stuff. Its just that technologically we currently suck to much to do anything about it. But once we have semi reliable and economically sensible technology to do it belt mining will be a thing its almost a sure shot. Not for the least reason that once you are up there being forced to push as little dead weight up as possible from a gravity well is kind of a better option. Luckily most of the stuff you actually need for the massive parts could be produced up there fuel and metals, and there you go presto ship construction in outer space.
Well in the extreme short hand version.
Honestly what is bumming me out the most is out current lack of focus on anything in that direction, the space race kind of got put on hold by the US big time Eu and some other places are still working on it. But it seems like the real hope now is private enterprises. So eve online might become a real thing
Because its a simple explanation. Its more complicated then that, and i can see the appeal of it as mentioned i love mythology and its full of explanations of why terrible things happen. It attempts to make sense of the world and to answer questions we have no answers for. Early on it also often acted as law and it codified methods of conduct, its not all bad far from it. Its just, needs amendments and there is the problem the little stickler ware its supposedly "the truth TM" so it cant be amended. So you are stuck with these laws and ideas that were created and cobbled together a thousand and some years ago, sometimes for good reasons for the time.
The way religion tends to deal with it is they ignore the really bad parts, except when every so often some asshole wants to justify being and asshole and digs them up. In the end i am always left with the sensation that its not the religion part thats the problem its the asshole part, and the herd mentality.