Dumbest Article of the Month

This article has to be one of the dumbest articles I have read in some time.  The author cites a group of kooks who actually believe that in the next 100 years, a spaceship filled with 10,000 people will be launched on an interstellar journey.  Such wishful thinking. Look, as a young boy, I was quite confident that by the year 2012, we would have a base on the moon and be in the process of trying to colonize Mars.  Yet the reality is that the United States cannot send a man to the moon in the year 2012.  We’ll send probes, but in the end, we are stuck here.

Look, I know.  The article was written to “stir discussion” and “provoke thought.”  In other words, generate links and hits.  Yet when you read through the comments section of this science site, no one seems to question the reality of sending a spaceship filled with 10,000 people being launched on an interstellar journey in this century.

What’s more, the article has succeeded in finding some Christian pastors who argue the Church would be able to fund such a project, but people should not be allowed to take their religion into space because it is too toxic.  Clearly, it’s just another anti-religion article with scifi dressings.

Okay, let’s put 10,000 Gnus on a spaceship and send them to another Star.  But if we go that route, I strongly advise that this spaceship is designed such that it has no elevators and that all astronauts get a thorough background check by Carrier and his A+ crowd.  Otherwise, I’m afraid they would not survive the trip out of our solar system.

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2 Responses to Dumbest Article of the Month

  1. apollyon911 says:

    Note only is it hopelessly optimistic (that seems to be the theme of any ‘science show’ – so long as it’s not about Global Warming), but it does not take into account economics, Nor do they take into account changes in demographics, politics, social changes, etc.

    Look at NASA…it’s basically a place for older (primarily) white men to collect a paycheque. Exploring space, the way they did in the 60s and 70s, is a young (fit) man’s job. NASA is now staffed predominantly with men thinking of retirement (hence so few are willing to speak out when NASA backs ‘global warming’ with bogus science).

    Factor in that the U.S. is drowning in debt (what is it now, $16 trillion and counting?), changing priorities (affirmative action programs, expanded social programs, etc), a changing focus (‘climate change’ – formally global warming, removing religion from society, etc) and a demographic crisis (aging population, fewer children to support the whole infrastructure, let alone a space program) and the chances of us even setting up a base on the moon in 100 years are low, nevermind an ‘interstellar spaceship’!

  2. eveysolara says:

    “Like it or not, for the moment, the Earth is where we make our stand.”

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