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2012-07-18 03:10:25 PM  
My fellow Americans. As a young boy, I dreamed of being a baseball. But tonight I say, we must move forward, not backward; upward, not forward; and always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom!
 
2012-07-18 03:23:54 PM  
*pops beer, reclines back to watch Futurama reruns...*
 
2012-07-18 04:24:58 PM  
I'm chagrined at being a part of a species that will most likely wipe itself out before it ever sets foot on another planet again
 
2012-07-18 04:43:47 PM  
Maybe we should get out act together before we try to spread our stupid any further.
 
2012-07-18 04:58:40 PM  
All except the regressives who fear science and wish we could return to the halcyon days of the 50s.
 
2012-07-18 04:59:28 PM  

scottydoesntknow: My fellow Americans. As a young boy, I dreamed of being a baseball. But tonight I say, we must move forward, not backward; upward, not forward; and always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom!


Abortions for some.. tiny American flags for others!
 
2012-07-18 05:03:28 PM  
Oblig...

30ninjas.com
 
2012-07-18 05:06:12 PM  
www.moviefancentral.com
 
2012-07-18 05:10:18 PM  
Life-extension threadshiatting in 3... 2...
 
2012-07-18 05:10:52 PM  
Just like cancer!
 
2012-07-18 05:12:13 PM  
*sniff*

This thread smells misanthropic.
 
2012-07-18 05:14:49 PM  

Mr. Potatoass: [www.moviefancentral.com image 400x300]


Well, that sucked
 
2012-07-18 05:15:56 PM  

theorellior: Life-extension threadshiatting in 3... 2...


There are people who don't yet have that asshat on ignore?
 
2012-07-18 05:21:04 PM  
A species, or a culture?
 
2012-07-18 05:22:18 PM  

MuonNeutrino: There are people who don't yet have that asshat on ignore?


I prefer my Fark neat. I like to see my threads light up in a rainbow of warning colors and friendly shades.
 
2012-07-18 05:35:12 PM  
Well, not all of us. Sadly, there are some that want to just sit here and wait for jeee-saus to come.
 
2012-07-18 05:36:38 PM  
Yes, except "ever outward" in the U.S. has less and less to do with outer space and more to do with fat bellies, back fat, and muffin tops.
 
2012-07-18 05:38:31 PM  
"and proud to be a part of species that always wants - always needs - to venture ever outward
... to boldly go where no man has gone before."
 
2012-07-18 05:50:57 PM  

highendmighty: "and proud to be a part of species that always wants - always needs - to venture ever outward
... to boldly go where no man has gone before."


In freedom from fear and purity of all of our essential fluids.
 
2012-07-18 05:51:52 PM  
rudemix: All except the regressives who fear science and wish we could return to the halcyon days of the 50s.


Yeah, the 1150s. Too much science since then, what with telescopes, Ocean going ships, guns, the printing press, the steam engine, railroads, cars, airplanes, nuclear weapons, rockets, computers, the internet, etc... all leading people farther and farther from "The Truth"...
 
2012-07-18 06:15:57 PM  
Oh brother...

Fark Me To Tears: Yes, except "ever outward" in the U.S. has less and less to do with outer space and more to do with fat bellies, back fat, and muffin tops.


No one's been to "outer space", dipwad. The upper atmosphere, our natural satellite. And how does it matter in the least if a few test pilots, really glorified lab managers, tumble around a tin can growing peas in free fall?

The imagery and apocalyptic diatribe the space whackjobs enshrine themselves with is a religion. Period.
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/03/the-holy-cosmos - the-new-religion-of-space-exploration/255136/
 
2012-07-18 06:21:32 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe:

No one's been to "outer space", dipwad.


seriously? are you seriously this retarded?
 
2012-07-18 06:33:56 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Quantum Apostrophe:

No one's been to "outer space", dipwad.

seriously? are you seriously this retarded?

www.brownstire.com

Yes, yes he is.
 
2012-07-18 06:43:30 PM  
Except, as others have said, we seem to be doing our damnedest to breed this need out of the species.

"To Hell with space. I hear there's a new iPhone coming out!"
 
2012-07-18 06:51:06 PM  

StoneColdAtheist: Oblig...

[30ninjas.com image 420x273]


Face it. We're a virus with shoes.
 
2012-07-18 07:00:07 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I'm chagrined at being a part of a species that will most likely wipe itself out before it ever sets foot on another planet again


RIP Mollusca phylum
 
2012-07-18 07:01:54 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Quantum Apostrophe:

No one's been to "outer space", dipwad.

seriously? are you seriously this retarded?


QA's not retarded, just a bit... fixated... on his impending death. Freud would have a field day.
 
2012-07-18 07:26:03 PM  
Vanity, vanity - all is vanity.
 
2012-07-18 07:29:30 PM  

theorellior: The All-Powerful Atheismo: Quantum Apostrophe:

No one's been to "outer space", dipwad.

seriously? are you seriously this retarded?

QA's not retarded, just a bit... fixated... on his impending death. Freud would have a field day.


Has anybody ever figured out why, if he's so fixated on the finiteness of life, he's wasting his on Fark?
 
2012-07-18 07:34:29 PM  

Professor Science: theorellior: The All-Powerful Atheismo: Quantum Apostrophe:

No one's been to "outer space", dipwad.

seriously? are you seriously this retarded?

QA's not retarded, just a bit... fixated... on his impending death. Freud would have a field day.

Has anybody ever figured out why, if he's so fixated on the finiteness of life, he's wasting his on Fark?


I can only assume its from his loss of perspective on, everything.

/Because that was some serious flat-earth bullshiat right there, even for the pedantic.
 
2012-07-18 09:01:24 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk

I'm chagrined at being a part of a species that will most likely wipe itself out before it ever sets foot on another planet again

Again?
 
2012-07-18 09:05:23 PM  

gopher321: *pops beer, reclines back to watch Futurama reruns...*


MaudlinMutantMollusk: I'm chagrined at being a part of a species that will most likely wipe itself out before it ever sets foot on another planet again


Lando Lincoln: Maybe we should get out act together before we try to spread our stupid any further.


...if the posts in this thread are any indication
 
2012-07-18 09:07:08 PM  
It's funny to watch these monkeys groom each other and pick the lice out of each other's orifices and eat them and assure one another that they are going to the stars. Sure you are Bonzo, sure you are.
They should change the name of our species to Homo Hubris.
 
2012-07-18 09:08:35 PM  
LemSkroob


Well, not all of us. Sadly, there are some that want to just sit here and wait for jeee-saus to come.

You're an idiot.
Apollo 8

2nd man on the moon

and finally.... even - Neil deGrasse Tyson calls you an idiot.
Who's More Pro-Science, Republicans or Democrats?
- Neil deGrasse Tyson

But don't let facts get in the way of your bigotry.
 
2012-07-18 09:32:22 PM  
jso2897: It's funny to watch these monkeys groom each other and pick the lice out of each other's orifices and eat them and assure one another that they are going to the stars.

So, you pick lice out of monkey orifices and eat them? I think this explains a lot.
 
2012-07-18 09:45:24 PM  

jso2897: It's funny to watch these monkeys groom each other and pick the lice out of each other's orifices and eat them and assure one another that they are going to the stars. Sure you are Bonzo, sure you are.
They should change the name of our species to Homo Hubris.


Monkey!? I'm a farking gorilla, you clown!
 
2012-07-18 09:55:51 PM  
I hope for two things.

1. for me personally, for my own selfish desire, I really hope that in my lifetime it becomes cheap enough so that someone in the middle class can travel to space and look back upon the Earth. very much like what is now possible for the very rich like Richard Branson is offering. If that experience was say $5000 for a 8 hour flight, I would start saving my money for it tomorrow.

2. This Earth will eventually become unsuitable for human life, either through our own efforts or just by some happenstance, the next ice age, a comet, a solar flare. whatever. In order to ensure the survival of our species as a whole, we should look beyond our present generation(s) and truly plan for some sort of contingency, even if it may be thousands of years away. We have always been a species that has expanded and adapted, and it is simply the logical extension that we need to expand to other livable planets or moons.
 
2012-07-19 12:22:17 AM  

rudemix: All except the regressives who fear science and wish we could return to the halcyon days of the 50s.


Even though it was a very socially conservative time, weren't the '50s pretty science-friendly? If only to keep the communists from getting one over us?
 
2012-07-19 12:42:53 AM  

theorellior: jso2897: It's funny to watch these monkeys groom each other and pick the lice out of each other's orifices and eat them and assure one another that they are going to the stars.

So, you pick lice out of monkey orifices and eat them? I think this explains a lot.


There are probably restaurants in the far east that charge a high price for that menu item.
 
2012-07-19 03:48:31 AM  

optional: rudemix: All except the regressives who fear science and wish we could return to the halcyon days of the 50s.

Even though it was a very socially conservative time, weren't the '50s pretty science-friendly? If only to keep the communists from getting one over us?


Yes, everything was going to be run on fission. EVERYTHING.
 
2012-07-19 06:27:49 AM  

optional: rudemix: All except the regressives who fear science and wish we could return to the halcyon days of the 50s.

Even though it was a very socially conservative time, weren't the '50s pretty science-friendly? If only to keep the communists from getting one over us?


I think rudemix meant the Eighteen Fifties.
 
2012-07-19 07:07:49 AM  

SwiftFox: theorellior: jso2897: It's funny to watch these monkeys groom each other and pick the lice out of each other's orifices and eat them and assure one another that they are going to the stars.

So, you pick lice out of monkey orifices and eat them? I think this explains a lot.

There are probably restaurants in the far east that charge a high price for that menu item.


Don't shout, or wave it about - the rest will be wanting one, too.
 
2012-07-19 11:55:33 AM  

optional: rudemix: All except the regressives who fear science and wish we could return to the halcyon days of the 50s.

Even though it was a very socially conservative time, weren't the '50s pretty science-friendly? If only to keep the communists from getting one over us?


As I understand it, there was a widespread belief that science had allowed the Allies to win World War II. Which is certainly an oversimplification, but the atomic bomb did save the U.S. from having to invade the Japanese mainland, which would have caused more even more death and destruction to both countries than the destruction of two Japanese cities by atomic weapons. It would make sense, then, for people to think that science (especially nuclear science) would help to keep the Communists at bay.

Also, many of the scandals involving science gone wrong (such as Love Canal) that made people skeptical of "big science" either happened after the 1950's, or their long-term effects were not known until decades later.
 
2012-07-19 03:55:29 PM  

lewismarktwo: optional: rudemix: All except the regressives who fear science and wish we could return to the halcyon days of the 50s.

Even though it was a very socially conservative time, weren't the '50s pretty science-friendly? If only to keep the communists from getting one over us?

Yes, everything was going to be run on fission. EVERYTHING.


Yup...even nuclear-powered cars, trucks, trains and planes.

Ford Nucleon...

static.ddmcdn.com
 
2012-07-19 09:11:16 PM  

dionysusaur: StoneColdAtheist: Oblig...

[30ninjas.com image 420x273]

Face it. We're a virus with shoes.


Where we're going, you won't need shoes.
 
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