Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Nasa Image

"One of the most thoughtless statements, parroted ad nauseam ever since rational concern for our environment exploded into an emotional syndrome, calls Man the only animal that soils its own nest. Every animal soils its nest with the products of its metabolism if unable to move away. Space technology gives us for the first time the freedom to leave our nest, at least for certain functions, in order not to soil it." ~Krafft Ehricke, "Extraterrestrial Imperative" in
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 1971

"Since, in the long run, every planetary civilization will be endangered by impacts from space, every surviving civilization is obliged to become spacefaring--not because of exploratory or romantic zeal, but for the most practical reason imaginable: staying alive... If our long-term survival is at stake, we have a basic responsibility to our species to venture to other worlds." ~Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot, 1994

"I don't think the human race will survive the next thousand years, unless we spread into space. There are too many accidents that can befall life on a single planet. But I'm an optimist. We will reach out to the stars." ~Stephen Hawking, interview with Daily Telegraph, 2001

5 comments:

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

Have you been watching Battlestar Gallactica?

Great new banner, btw!

Lonnie Hanzon said...

Ok, this is not about space, tho I hope we take better care of our next nest,
but I have to comment on the new hot new header photo!

robinbird said...

another new header! well i haven't been here in a while so maybe it isn't new :) i want to know what it is that is reflected in that solid gold space helmet...
hugs to you my yoli

A Cuban In London said...

I love your header and I agree with most of the quotes except with Mr Hawkings. Looking out is usually a diversion from looking in, a very peculiar trait that we human beings have. I can understand it in other animals, the weather gets cold you emigrate, but in humans? Let's tought it out and try to change what we can within ourselves and THEN, maybe, look to the stars for the answer. Thanks for the post, as always thoughtful.

Greetings from London.

Renee said...

Thanks for your comment on my post Yoli.

Yes, I hate these old ideas of disposable people. Disgusting.

Love Renee xoxo