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A voice for reason 
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Post Re: A voice for reason
Sagan speaks about the benefits of space travel.

http://www.wimp.com/goingspace/


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Post Re: A voice for reason
johnson1010 wrote:
Sagan speaks about the benefits of space travel.

http://www.wimp.com/goingspace/


Thanks Johnson, nice video. America has such a Star Trek myth, and cancelling the shuttle program creates a sort of loss of meaning and purpose for a people who have been expanding into new frontiers since Plymouth Rock. My view is that the real next frontier is the ocean, as a way to fix our planet before colonizing space.

Space: the final frontier

Meaning

The first line of the opening voiceover in Star Trek

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This introductory text was spoken at the beginning of many Star Trek television episodes and films:

Space: The final frontier
These are the voyages of the Starship, Enterprise
Its 5 year mission
To explore strange new worlds
To seek out new life and new civilizations
To boldly go where no man has gone before



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Post Re: A voice for reason
Neil DeGrasse Tyson talks about our interconnected universe.

http://vimeo.com/30216052


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Post Re: A voice for reason
Richard Feynman talking about the world.

This guy was good. I gotta get more richard reynman in my life.





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Post Re: A voice for reason
about our boy Isaac Newton.

http://www.wimp.com/isaacnewton/


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Post Re: A voice for reason
here's a long interview with Neil DeGrasse Tyson from Stephen Colbert.

http://www.haydenplanetarium.org/tyson/ ... ey-academy


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Post Re: A voice for reason
Carl Sagan:

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The immense distance to the stars in the galaxies means that we see everything in space, in the past.

Some as they were before the earth came to be.

Telescopes are time machines.

Long ago, when an early galaxy began to pour light into the surrounding darkness, no witness could have known that billions of years later some remote clumps of rock and metal, ice and organic molecules would fall together to make a place called earth.

Or that life would arise. And that thinking beings would evolve who would one day capture a little of that galactic light and try to puzzle out what had sent it on it's way.

And after the earth dies, some five billion years from now... after it is burned to a crisp, or even swallowed by the sun, there will be other worlds. And other stars, and galaxies coming into being.

And they will know nothing of a place once called earth.


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Richard Feynman

http://www.dump.com/2012/03/12/the-worl ... man-video/


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Post Re: A voice for reason
Two polar opposites:

Galileo stood outside the court and said, "And still it moves,..." after being forced to capitulate.

Pat Robertson sat on tv and said that one can, "calm the storm," with prayer. He was referring to the recent outbreak of tornadoes that, according to him, were the result of not enough people praying.

People believe what they want to believe, I guess.

When some evangelist heals Stephen Hawking, I suppose I'll have to rethink things a bit. Until then, I'm firmly on the side of the critically thinking skeptic. I see no reason to spend time and money chasing an ever receding horizon.



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Carl Sagan's inspiring words.

http://io9.com/5774106/a-speech-from-ca ... ke-you-cry


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Galileo stood outside the court and said, "And still it moves,..." after being forced to capitulate.


This has never been confirmed in an authentic, recording of the proceedings.
To my knowledge, no such transcript exists.


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It's allright. I did the same thing myself, as have many others I'm sure, with regard to the overall ideas that seem to be in conflict.



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Madscribbler wrote:
It's allright. I did the same thing myself, as have many others I'm sure, with regard to the overall ideas that seem to be in conflict.


It's okay to misrepresent history?


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Ant, Madscribbler is not misrepresenting history, but recounting a popular legend that gets to the heart of Galileo's conflict with the church. You do not know Galileo did not say it, so you have no basis to dispute the legend. At least Galileo was a real person, unlike Jesus, and this myth helps to illustrate modern defiance against the flat earth idiocy of the medieval church.


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Post Re: A voice for reason
here's Richard Feynman's famous 7 lectures on the character of physical law.

Not science promotion, in the way some of these other videos are, but lectures by one of the true explorers of the world. If you are even remotely interested in physics, or science more generally, you should watch these videos.

Feynman has a particular skill in presenting these concepts in strait forward language that really takes you into the concepts he discusses.


http://io9.com/5894600/watch-a-series-o ... rd-feynman


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