Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Curiosity Rover


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!


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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