Sunday, February 02, 2003

Well, I don't know much about end-time
prophecies, the Rapture, Armageddon, or any of that other apocalyptic bullshit, but I do know one thing that everyone, science-types and lay people alike agree upon. That is that one day, be it ten, ten thousand, or ten million years from now, our sun will expand to engulf our entire solar system, taking all of the planets with it, and then will shrink into itself beco ming cold and black. But it wont just take the planets. Or us. Or our ancestors. It will take Einstein. And Marilyn Monroe. And Aristophanes. And Plato. And Buddy Holly. All the collected art, music, science, and philosophy of God knows how many years. That is why I believe the Columbia astronauts are heroes, and that is why I believe space exploration MUST continue.
Perhaps the meek will indeed inherit the earth.
But only the truly bold will conquer heaven.
RIP Columbia.


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