If you know your old testament, you know that God gave us three commands. 1) Name everything 2) Be fruitful and multiple, 3) Don’t eat of the tree.
We are doing very well on 1&2 but failed 3. Two out of three, not bad 😉 Thank you JPL, NASA and all scientists everywhere and everywhen. What we should be doing now is furthering our expansion into the universe. Our world here, Terra, may be at risk.
Besides global warming, there are additional risks we may not have any control over. These risks include:
Yellowstone Caldera. If this caldera explodes it is likely to produce a new ice age which will kill off a significant portion of life on this planet.
Major strike from the oort cloud and beyond. A large object traveling at +/- 20km m/s is something that killed off the dinosaurs. Such an event could do the same to us.
Gamma ray burst. An astronomical event which if occurred in our galactic neighborhood could kill most if not all life on our planet.
The risks run from remote to near certainty. We just don’t know when.
We need to start now to spread out into the universe to both learn and disseminate knowledge and to reduce the risk of a major catastrophe for our species.
Remind your politicians to focus on things that are important. Honor their oath of office and get down to business fixing the damage they have done and building for the future.
Let freedom ring. God Bless America.
Adam Selene October 2014
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