Sorry I’m a little late posting tonight. I was engrossed in the best movie I’ve seen in a long time: Interstellar. Great concept, conflict, themes, acting, special effects, etc… I can’t rave about it enough. If you haven’t seen it, rent it immediately. And to top it off, I got to watch it with my son. Bonus.
In keeping with the science theme of the movie. Strong science to my level of understanding. Are there holes? Probably. But a popular movie that’s based on high-level science concepts is a giant leap forward. We need science and the resulting knowledge almost as much as we need air, food and water. And in homage to the field of study that will carry us forward if we allow it, three science-based news stories today.
Why Mars? Because we can. Exploration is our nature. And the search needs to go beyond our planet. You’ll never convince me that we should use our resources to make more pretty widgets or shiny gadgets. Knowledge is the key to our future and the future of humanity.
Study and advancement. Science changes the world. This could help you individually. Think about how far medical breakthroughs have already changed our lives.
I’m not going to pretend to understand the extent of how this next story can influence society. Computers are also above my pay grade. But computers manipulating not just data but matter itself, well, that changes the game completely.
That’ll do it for me. Yawn. It’s way past my bedtime. But let these final words bounce around in your mind if you’re willing: Science is the study and observation of the physical and natural world. Learning about the world basically. Aren’t we all scientists under that definition?