Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Curiosity Rover

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You absolutely must carve out 11 minutes and 20 seconds of your time to see this animation of the voyage of Curiosity Rover to Mars.

View the beautiful lift-off for the mission.

I can’t help but ponder the theological implications of this unbelievable NASA mission. Why would God enable some of his creatures the ability to conceive and prosecute such a super-ambitious project? Will it successfully land on Mars next August and start prowling and digging? Are our scientific endeavors finally leading us to a “bridge too far?” Even King David, some three thousand years ago, knew that God has “hemmed us in, behind and before,” presumably in recognition of our human limitations. I wonder if pushing the envelope of the boundaries of knowledge too hard can be a dangerous thing.

Enough of this. Just view it and create your own sense of wonder.

Dave, amazed!

Comments

4 Responses to “Curiosity Rover”
  1. tom says:

    Unbelievable! Amazing! Send it to Washington to replace all the politicians! It will have a balanced budget in about a day and spare us the miserable TV coverage of idiots.

  2. Dave says:

    Hi Tom,

    I don’t know if my faith in science (and scientists) will stretch that far, but it’s worth giving it a shot. Can’t be any worse than what we are now seeing!

    I wish I could remember exactly what Uncle Bus’s favorite aphorism about idiots was. Something about we should be glad for idiots because they . . . . (Fill in the blank).

  3. Leslie says:

    Wow. Did Steven Spielburg help them do this? Awe inspiring.

  4. Dave says:

    Hah! Credit goes mostly to NASA’s powerful computers, I would imagine. I wonder what probability they are calculating for the mission to complete with no uncorrectable failures? The mind boggles!

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