Sunday, July 31, 2016
FOLLOW THE LINK TO THE STORY: Deep Space Travel Revealed To Be Hazardous To Astronauts' Hearts With Current Technology; May Explain Why NASA Never Returned To The Moon
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Ray Bradbury’s Illustrated Man has many interesting stories into which you can sink your teeth and rile your imagination. The Long Rain strands astronauts on Venus and the persistent rains that drove you mad. The Veldt has murderous children kill their parents with virtual reality lions, and The Rocket Man, which prompted the desire in me to become an astronaut traveling the solar system.
The imagery did it to this ten year old who loved to daydream. In the story, dad read stereo-newspapers, the family rushed to town in a helicopter, and they had mechanical book readers. (He wrote it in 1951.) As I read I could feel the astronaut’s compulsion to go back into space. It made me feel as if that would be my career path. I craved an occupation that didn’t exist.
There was a cautionary line, “Don't ever be a Rocket Man… Don't let it get hold of you.” Nevertheless, the story created a yearning in me. Even when the astronaut’s ship fell into the sun, I felt that Rocket Man was the job for me.
One day I discovered that it just doesn’t happen as the story portrays. There are no Martian sunflowers. Rocket men just don’t get into spacecraft and return three months later. Alas, my dream fell to pieces.
What remained was my love of science fiction.
NASA IMAGE OF SATURN'S RINGS
Monday, July 18, 2016
Social media shows that too many people are wrapped too tightly, have no sense of humor, and don’t know how to have fun. They make judgments that boggle the mind. It makes you wonder what type of pathetic lives they lead.
Did they grow up in deprived environments?
Did they learn intolerance early or late in their lives?
Why do they lack the ability to express their thoughts in a reasonable manner with normal, non-offensive language?
Do they lack intelligence?
What if the entire world were like them?
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Monday, July 11, 2016
What are the implications of this tidbit? Will we implant human cells into robots?
What could possibly go wrong with this? Rotfl.
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