President Trump did something Presidential

In one of the first “Presidential” things our President has done since he took office, Trump seems to be on the verge of having a summit with the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, and I have to give Trump credit for doing that.

We were seriously concerned with losing Hawaii or Los Angeles with one of his bombs and now Mr. Kim seems to have realized we have a crazy President, like him, and he’d better have talks or we might not have a North Korea anymore.

Meanwhile the Earth is melting, but at least the U.S. is not missing a city.

God and Science

Nobody really pays much attention to my blog. I mean, really. What do I have? 200 followers or something. Most of them don’t really read anything I write. There’s one guy who “likes” everything I write, but that’s about it.

Somebody asked if I was a pilot. I mean, how did I get to 37 countries and 49 U.S. states?

If I told you it was I-287 you’d not understand. If I told you my parents took me, when I was 1 year old, with my two older brothers on a trip across the country, you’d not understand. If I told you after my brothers had gone off to Ivy League schools and I was 14 years old and complained I didn’t remember anything from when I was 1 year old you’d not understand. If I told you my parents and I then took another trip across the U.S. you might start to understand.

I was born to travel.

When I was born Eisenhower was the president of the United States of America. He signed the highway bill into law. They built the Interstate Highways. One of them was I-287 that passed through Boonton.

I was like “Wow. You could drive on this from New York City, join up with I-80, and drive to San Francisco.”

You might understand.

They locked up Galileo

“The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite is the successor to NASA’s Kepler space telescope, which surveyed the Milky Way for planets orbiting other stars. Covering a larger area of sky than Kepler, it will examine 200,000 stars, and scientists expect it to catalog more than 2,000 potential planets.”

That is in quotation from the New York Times. It’s supposed to launch today, btw.

There is a secret message here. Do you see it? Here is the secret message.

We do not know if life exists anywhere other than Earth. We will never know if life exists other than Earth. We want to see if life can exist other than Earth. We’re spending billions of dollars to see if life can exist other than Earth even if we will never know for sure.

The ultimate secret message: “They locked up Galileo. Science makes sense. Let’s get ’em back.”

Religion vs. Science – What it’s All About

It’s all about proving each other is wrong. It permeates the entire political sphere. It determines policies of U.S. Presidents, the Environmental Protection Agency and so on. It’s about trashing Earth or saving it.

So who is wrong, who is right?

Philosophy 1: God created Earth – perhaps as recently as 4,000 years ago. With the creation the entire fossil record, stars, planets, life, life forms, species, were all created simultaneously.  God created Adam and Eve. We all descend from them.

Philosophy 2: The universe started with something like “the Big Bang” about 14 billion years ago. Life evolved from chemicals and is likely to be found on other planets than Earth.

Religion historically has found science a challenge and – for example – convicted Galileo of heresy for saying the planets orbit the sun. Science has proved religion – in this regard – to be wrong.

However, no one has proved that life has evolved from matter to date. No one has found life on anywhere than Earth. Religion says God created life. Science says chemicals created life. Neither has been proven.

To date – no one has found evidence of life developing on another place than Earth.

They would like to.

That’s what it’s all about.

When is the next time a human will walk on the moon?

After awhile, walking on the moon got old. It cost a whole lot of money and there wasn’t much to do there. The Vietnam war was sucking the budget. We were sending men up there to kick around the dust and rocks, drive rovers around, and it – as I said – cost a lot. Can you give me a good reason to go back?