Just going through my reader a few minutes ago and saw a WP highlighted post and followed it into the rabbit hole. What I found there was some great writing, excellent posts, and would give a good rating for entertainment value. I’ll leave it to you to see if you feel the same way.
I’m pretty sure this gal is a Christian so tread lightly my friends. 🙂 She shares qualities I think most of you would admire. It isn’t every day I run into something I would recommend checking out here from WP. Especially from someone religious.
There are some good and decent believers out there with a good head on their shoulders, I am sure we have all met a few, that if only were far more common, I think we might all get along. Or perhaps that is the pipe dream, but it’s worth a minute to think about. Check her out, let me know what you think.
I believe this is evidence that not all Christians are right wing nuthuggers, who are constantly tossing bible quotes around to prove thier expertise, and who consistently drink the Faux News Kool-Aid. Damn shame it is but a rare random sample.
If either of these topics peaks your interest I just read a really good write up here:
Very well thought out, coherent, logically presented, and I agree with most all of it. Even if you do not agree there is much here to tickle the fancies of any space nerd. Enjoy, nerds 🙂
…I have always (well since I learned enough to actually have an informed thought) felt that the sheer vastness of the universe, and the sheer number of galaxies, hosting innumerable stars, each with a high probabilty of planets, means it is highly improbable that technological intelligence such as ours, developed only here and nowhere else. Also the incredible distances between all points in this universe, with all sorts of radiation, the ever present danger of the vacuum of space, micrometeorites, as well as all sort of unforseen hazards in the way, and the lack of light speed capabilities makes it highly unlikely we will ever be able to confirm or truly deny the existence of an ETI.
Nevermind the fact that even if we had light speed technology it would take many generations of our species to travel any meaningful distance. Thereby diminishing any real possibilities of discovery of said ETI.
I sure am glad, in the meantime, we have sci-fi.