Friday, May 27, 2011


See how NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission to collect samples of the asteroid 1999 RQ36 will happen in this infographic.


Steve Finnell said...

you are invited to follow my blog

R2K said...

Thanks Steve.

R2K said...

I am honored by the several religious bloggers who are welcoming me to follow their blogs. I suspect that this is basically just marketing, and does not reflect anything attractive to them in my humble blogs. (If they were reading these blogs, they would probably just move on.)

It is already obvious, but I am an atheist. I think of your religion the way you think about Taoism, Islam, and pagan animism. Rather than worry about projecting my own desires onto the Universe around me, I strive to understand it using the only tool proven worthy of the task; science. I have no time for religion, superstition, new age medicine, hoaxes, conspiracy theories, or anything else like that. The duration of my life will be fully occupied with reality, with a celebration and exploration of nature. Were I to live 1000 years, I still would not have time for anything other than reality. The love of nature is an all consuming thing, and that is obviously why the most eminent scientists are atheists. They are sufficiently humble to know that truth comes from without. That we cannot just make up any fairytale we want to about the universe and demand it is true, in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

When people try to convert me, I normally say "Don't waste your time." But what I really mean is "Don't waste MY time."

Seriously, I spend my spare time thinking about rocketry, space exploration, phylogeny, conservation and ecology, and nuclear power. These are my Wednesday thoughts. These are my hoopty science thoughts when I am not working. Do you really think the Bible is going to convince me?