If you look at the universe and study the universe, what you find is that there is no evidence that we need anything other than the laws of physics and the other laws of science to explain everything we see. There's absolutely no evidence that we need any supernatural hand of god. -- Lawrence Krauss, World-Renowned Physicist
There is probably no other notion in any field of science that has been as extensively tested and as thoroughly corroborated as the evolutionary origin of living organisms. -- Encyclopedia Britannica
FAITH. No one word personifies the absolute worst and most wicked properties of religion better than that. Faith is mind-rot. It’s the poison that destroys critical thinking, undermines evidence, and leads people into lives dedicated to absurdity. It’s a parasite regarded as a virtue. -- PZ Myers
Religion is the antithesis of science, an anesthetic for the mind that disables critical thought and encourages the acceptance of inanity as fact, and wishful thinking as evidence. -- PZ Myers

Thursday, March 9, 2017

July 20, 1969.

On July 20, 1969 I was 20 years old when from my Chicago basement apartment I watched Neil Armstrong take his 1st steps on the moon. It was a big deal. Never been done before. What I watched was in black and white and it looked grainy. The entire world was watching the same thing. America despite the odds accomplished President Kennedy's goal he made in 1961 to land an American safely on the moon by the end of the decade.
It looked tense near the end of the landing. Armstrong was running out of fuel and it took him a while to find a safe place to land.
"We choose to go to the Moon! We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one we intend to win."

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