Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Space, the Final Frontier
OK so the Shuttle took off and landed without a hitch. Anyone with Dish Network would have been able to see the entire mission broadcast on the NASA channel, way cool!
Watching the Earth go by while a camera is trained on it really makes me think how delicate the balance that maintains life and allows our existence. Wars cannot be seen, violence is invisible, only the tranquility of the clouds swirling and oceans gleaming in the unfiltered sunlight.
The reference to Earth used to be "Big Blue Marble", that is apparent when viewed from orbiting spacecraft.
However it is much more than a marble, it is the life support system for humanity, it must be protected at all costs. Does anyone think for one second that the solar system gives a rip whether we exist or not, humanity is a mere parasitical infestation occupying the Earth.
We have our wars, our killings, goodness as well, but in the grand scheme of things we have become a bad influence on our atmospheric protection, not to mention a hazard to one another with our constant warring nature.
Let's make this year a year for change, a change of attitude toward our life support system.
If we chose money over environment, we are endanger of becoming extinct.