SCIENCE V/S NATURE : Till a decade back,Moon was considered to be an inspiration for lovers to write,dedicate and revere ... a decade from now,it will be just another Airport...with all its mystical enigma gone for good.
How good or bad is it to interfere with nature to achieve scientific breakthroughs?
Slowly, silently, now the moon
Walks the night in her silver shoon;
This way, and that, she peers, and sees
Silver fruit upon silver trees;
One by one the casements catch
Her beams beneath the silvery thatch;
Couched in his kennel, like a log,
With paws of silver sleeps the dog; ...more
One of the most classic portrayals of this is of the Greek God Zeus.
An ancient story is when Zeus was at war against Cronus and the Titans, he released his brothers, Hades and Poseidon, along with the Cyclopes.
In turn, the Cyclopes gave Zeus the Thunderbolt as a weapon, which was near the beginning of Zeus himself. The thunderbolt became a popular symbol of Zeus and continues to be today.
The Aztecs also portrayed Lightning as a supernatural power of a god, The Aztec had a god named Tlaloc. In mythology, the god was the bringer not only of beneficial rain but of storms, killer lightning bolts, flood, and disease. Such stories are many.
and yet today we know that it is just a form of an electrical discharge although a very powerful one and accompanied by a thunder. Today we have tamed the electricity to such an extent that we are able to power it for various things including my ...more
The more science develops, th more human reaches to it.
Actually.....the Mayans, Babylonians, and perhaps Egyptians amongst others knew about the Moon, amongst other things as celestial bodies.
When the moon is discovered and familiarized, there is always Mars :) When the same s done w/ Mars, there's always Neptune....and when we've covered that, we can try and figure out what happens inside a black hole....
Science has eleven known dimensions, it is confirmed. We live in 3 and observe the fourth. Don't u wanna know what the fifth to eleventh look like???
We are not really "interfering" with nature., merely discovering it and exploring it, which is not a bad thing....I would absolutely LOVE to be the first dude to enter a black hole, though I know it ain't happening in my lifetime.
If we do not achieve scientific breakthroughs, then what will u do once sun becomes Red Giant? If we achieved some scientific mastery over terraforming, at least we have a chance of booking it to JUpiterian planet Europa or planet Er ...more
But with all the scientific progress, the moon will still be our moon, from our 400 storeyed apartment.
And looking at it from there , romance will still spring from the human heart.