June 17, 2006

Stephan Hawking Sez

Our wisest citizen isn't feeling too optimistic. Apparently, he wants to cut and run insure the survival of our species:


The survival of the human race depends on its ability to find new homes elsewhere in the universe because there's an increasing risk that a disaster will destroy Earth, world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking said Tuesday.

Humans could have a permanent base on the moon in 20 years and a colony on Mars in the next 40 years, the British scientist told a news conference.

It sounds like he's either delivering a good performance on a speaker's gig, or he's encouraging the Chinese to compete in a space race. Either way, he seems to be ignorant of the best, most practical way for us to get into space on any serious scale...


Elsewhere in the news:

...he 64-year-old also said his unfulfilled ambitions, among many, were to find out what happens inside black holes, how the universe began and how the human race can survive in the next 100 years.

Above all, he joked, he wants to understand women.

Posted by Dennis at June 17, 2006 8:08 AM

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