Monthly Archives: July 2012

Book Review: The Spiritual Doorway in the Brain, by Kevin Nelson, M.D.

This book is a godsend (no pun intended) for anyone with an interest in both neurology and spirituality. Dr. Nelson, a neurologist, describes how one particular patient’s account of a life-changing vision at death’s door inspired him to begin researching … Continue reading

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In the Here and Now: Who’s Doing What In Space?

I’d like to pull it back to the here and now–to see what humanity as a whole seems to be planning in terms of space exploration. I’ve complained a lot about NASA’s woeful lack of funding–our National Aeronautics and Space … Continue reading

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Are Planets Overrated?

The distance between stars may seem impossible for us; barring the discovery of the warp drive which would allow us to travel faster than the universe’s absolute speed limit–the speed of light–travel to the nearest star would take years or … Continue reading

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Government vs. Private Industry: Who Should Colonize The Stars?

Two very interesting points were brought up by commenters on the previous post. One point is legal–what is the role of government in space exploration and interplanetary colonization? Up to this point virtually all space exploration has been conducted by … Continue reading

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