Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Stephen Hawking worships the moon gods

Stephen Hawking's solution to global warming is to start colonizing the moon. I think his mind is following the path of his body.

"I don't think the human race will survive the next thousand years, unless we spread into space," Hawking told the Daily Telegraph. "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."
Don't put your eggs in one carton, as you might drop it on the way to the stove and so be left with none.

A career change might be in order. Perhaps he could consider a comedy routine, as his latest ideas certainly make some people laugh. (H/T to Darin for the YouTube clip.)

Cross-posted at Mitchieville, the town of too many libraries.

1 Comment:

Thucydides said...

While the reasoning is very suspect, colonizing the Moon will have many positive impacts on society.

There will be a new and open frontier to attract talent and investment, the communities established off the Earth will be very small and not subjected to impractical central planning (when the result of bungled government controls are instant death rather than irritating taxes and regulations, then the bureacrats will be pushed out the airlock), and people with "non conformist" beliefs and a bit of initiative will be able to move away and practice their own beliefs.

I doubt the silver spoon socialist set will have much interest in moving to the moon anyway.