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josh     Sun, Dec 16, 2007  Permanent link
Phenomenal article! Two of my favorite quotes:

The cosmic perspective reminds us that in space, where there is no air, a flag will not wave—an indication that perhaps flag waving and space exploration do not mix.

and
Absent such curiosity, we are no different from the provincial farmer who expresses no need to venture beyond the county line, because his forty acres meet all his needs. Yet if all our predecessors had felt that way, the farmer would instead be a cave dweller, chasing down his dinner with a stick and a rock.
cyb0     Wed, Dec 19, 2007  Permanent link
Awesome! Thanks for sharing!
jo be     Wed, Jan 2, 2008  Permanent link

The cosmic perspective reminds us that in space, where there is no air, a flag will not wave—an indication that perhaps flag waving and space exploration do not mix.

Excellent!
crompton     Fri, Apr 17, 2009  Permanent link
Thanks for this-I'm curious to read more of his work.
venusamstar     Mon, Apr 20, 2009  Permanent link
...some where out in space, this could all be happening right now !