Lasting Civilization or Flash in the Pan?

It’s too soon to tell, but it’s not looking good for us

Photo by NASA on Unsplash

The main thing that modern science has taught us is that the universe consists of an almost endless variety of forms, all built from a small, finite set of fundamental components. That lesson applies not only to the forms of life here on earth, but also to the forms of planets, stars, and galaxies elsewhere in the vastness of time and…



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Jim Mason

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