Let’s Get This Party Started
Most of my posts are about religion and atheism. Part of my atheism is believing in my fellow human apes and what we together can and have accomplished. There are no gods needed to see how through tireless effort we can accomplish mind boggling feats of engineering and human compassion. One of the great representations of this is the results of science. Thousands upon thousands of scientists are working tirelessly to find even trivial bits of new information that lead us to better understanding and better living. We owe them. All of them.
Currently I can think of no person who is a more charismatic speaker about science and space than Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson. I find him inspiring in ways that I have trouble writing about. I think that perhaps if you find him uninspiring you might have something wrong with you. The collection of human apes on this planet need to get over the fear and get on with going where we are destined to go. Star Trek has laid out the guidelines, the program as it were. We need to be exploring outer planets for life, mining space bodies for fuel, and looking for Earth v2.0. We need to GET THIS PARTY STARTED. I’m not one to tell you who to vote for but you might want to rethink your voting plans after you listen to what The Neil has to say.
Seriously, send that video link to your senators and congressmen. Make a statement that means something for the future of human apes. If we do not speak up now we may never get another chance and I weep for our species.
To contact your senator or congressperson, try this link
All we need do is shut down the TSA and Homeland Security. Give 10-15% of that money to the FBI and the rest to NASA. That’s it. That is all that is necessary to get this party started. Do it. Write your representatives. Urge them to spend your money wisely. If you are not from the USA, write to the President of the United States directly. It takes a few moments but I think it is worth it. Our species is worth it. You are worth it. Stop spending on fear and start spending on exploration.