Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 25th Aug 2012 19:40 UTC
In the News "Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, died Saturday, weeks after heart surgery and days after his 82nd birthday on Aug. 5. Armstrong commanded the Apollo 11 spacecraft that landed on the moon on July 20, 1969, and he radioed back to Earth the historic news of 'one giant leap for mankind'. He spent nearly three hours walking on the moon with fellow astronaut Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin." Our thoughts are with his family and friends. Such a great man. The world lost a true legendary hero today. This man will be an inspiration for generations to come.
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RE[5]: Comment by MOS6510
by joekiser on Sun 26th Aug 2012 23:59 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510"
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In nature and the universe there is no money. No anthill or beehive ever went bust. No birds ever stopped migrating, because they couldn't effort the trip. No lost tourist was ever able to bribe a lion with money. No dolphin ever stopped having a fun time, because he was too busy finding a job to pay his bills. No alpha ape ever went around collecting taxes. No alien species would ever accept our money in exchange for their technology, because money is worthless unless you and others agree it has a value.

If alien visitors ever visit Earth, they might not care about money, but they will be far more interested in the species that has sent men to the moon, vehicle-sized craft to Mars, and probes beyond the solar system than they would be in animals that live day-to-day trying not to get eaten.

Edited 2012-08-27 00:00 UTC

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