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View Diary: Saving the Earth is Not An Ego Trip (44 comments)

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    Long time passed in my misspent youth, specifically 2nd grade, I read a scientific treatise concerning the live cycle of stars, to wit:  one Sol, Earth's personal star and the source of live on the planet.

    At some point in the future, our friendly Sun, just 93,000,000 miles away, will begin to run out of fuel for its fusion furnace . . . and it will expand rapidly to the present orbit of Mars.

    Regrettably, Earth will be incinerated.  With the passage of time, the panic I experienced as a 7 year old reading our future has passed.

    As Stephen Hawking (hope you're feeling better, Doc) has pointed out: we gotta leave the planet or perish.

    "we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex" Dwight D. Eisenhower

    by bobdevo on Wed Apr 22, 2009 at 09:40:53 AM PDT

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