Category Archives: Astronomy

Potential Termination

It seems to me…. “The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.” ~ Stephen Hawking[1]. The Drake Equation[2], proposed by Dr. Frank Drake in 1961, attempted to estimate the number of life-supporting communicating planetary … Continue reading

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The Anthropocene Epoch

It seems to me…. “Imagine our descendants in the year 2200 or 2500. They might liken us to aliens who have treated the Earth as if it were a mere stopover for refueling, or even worse, characterize us as barbarians … Continue reading

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Scientific Investment

It seems to me…. “Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein[1]. 83 percent of Democrats and leaning Democrats say government investment in basic scientific research pays off in the long run; just 12 percent say … Continue reading

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