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“In the early 1950's Senator Joe McCarthy kept the nation guessing with his accusations that there were 35 or 200 or 56 or 111 communists in the State Department. As a result, people didn't ask whether or not there were communists in the State Department, but rather how many communists were there in the State Department.”

from Phantoms of Space by James Oberg

The last remaining issue of long duration space life

TaggedDatabase, Space, Advocacy

Had another request to add demo SQL to the old Magic Datepart page. Done.

Hey... yesterday two background voices came together in a flash.

First, while waiting for my tires to be replaced I caught a guy lamenting 'kids these days' not being able to look up from their Gameboys [sic] and AppPhones to save their souls.  Later I had Methuselah's Children playing at the house and along came that always-sad Heinleinism that the only long duration space travel issue truly unfixable by dedicated science and engineering (aka Just Doing It) is the deadliness of boredom.

Hmm.  Hmmmm.  Perhaps the rise of video games is the pink pill RAH didn't foresee?  

You just need a way to ensure that the generation departing the ship rebels against the sloth of their parents.  



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