notes from
the MUCK . . .

How does your garden grow? With muck, muck and more muck! I spent much of today finishing the final muck box and then shifting muck from one box to the next. The first box, which the Big Lad is enthusiastically pointing out, has been rotting down for two years now and once we’d removed the top quarter of unrotted material, we found we’d hit the pay dirt.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Dear God No!!

A bunch of scientists are gathered in DC judging the merits of various methods that could be employed to stop a deadly asteroid colliding with Earth.

I like the idea of a space craft tug boat type thing that pushes the asteroid out of harms way, but to be honest I think all we need to know about how to deal with such a situation can be found here.

It got me thinking though; science sure can be handy at times and it'd be nice to contribute. I'd like to take this opportunity to create a forum where we put our almighty brains together and sort out a variety of life's problems. Maybe one thing can lead to another and we'll get a couple of projects off the ground, this time next year, one of us could have the Nobel.

I'd like to proffer my modest offering, time travel. Or rather, the ability to look back into the past without actually interacting with it. We could see who killed JFK, whether Jesus really did walk on water, and maybe a T-Rex taking a crap.

I've had it in my mind for some time; it is based on the fact that when we look at stars we are looking at an image of that star as it existed thousands, maybe millions of years ago. All we need to do is get a space craft that will get you so far away that when you look back at Earth it is not the planet we see around us but one with dinosaurs and people riding penny farthings. You then get out a big telescope and look around, noting down anything interesting, maybe filming it, YouTubing it.

I'm pretty sure this theory is water tight. I once shared my breakthrough with a friend who has more than a fair grip on scientific principles who was not very receptive to the idea. While he waffled on about light speed or whatever, my mind boggled at how his "grip" on science had been reversed and was now choking his creative self, blinding him to the myriad of possibilities I had just put on his dinner plate. To many my lack of scientific knowledge could be seen as gross ignorance bordering on a child like naivety; I know that my wings are unfettered and I'm not afraid to look into the sun; or any other distant star.

Anywho, the theory is not up for debate; I am only looking for input from people who have ideas of their own, who can provide me with a big telescope and/or a space craft. We'll also need a crew, volunteers are welcome.

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