Friday, June 16, 2006

Hawking Says "LEAVE!"

Stephen Hawking has called on the human race to expand civilization into space beyond our solar system:

CNN Article

Hawking said that if humans can avoid killing themselves in the next 100 years, they should have space settlements that can continue without support from Earth.

"It is important for the human race to spread out into space for the survival of the species," Hawking said. "Life on Earth is at the ever-increasing risk of being wiped out by a disaster, such as sudden global warming, nuclear war, a genetically engineered virus or other dangers we have not yet thought of."

There are a couple of geeks that step up and say that what Hawking proposes is not going to fit within the realm of what technology will have to offer within the next 50 years. I say those guys are pussies.

But, he added, "I don't see the likely possibility within the next 50 years of science technology making it easier to survive on Mars and on the moon than it would be to survive on earth."

"I would still think that an underground base, for example in Antarctica, would be easier to build than building on the moon," Guth said.

Joshua Winn, an astrophysicist at MIT, agreed. "The prospect of colonizing other planets is very far off, you must realize," he said.

Why do you think he's telling you now? Because he knows that you need to pick up the pace! He's not saying it CAN be done within the timeframe of 100 years. He's saying that we need to start figuring how to get something done in a time frame as close to 100 years as possible. He's saying that you pussies aren't thinking outside the mutha-fuckin box!

Hawking is the man. I don't care if he's never read a single book on the subject. If he says something, it is right. When he describes a theory from his research on the time-space continuum, the laws of space and time will change just to be sure it matches what Hawking has just said. I love this guy. He's a brain on wheels. He thinks, and somehow, the human race is better for it.

I wonder what this dude dreams about while he's sleeping...


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