Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light‐years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty, and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation and humility combined, is surely spiritual. So are our emotions in the presence of great art or music or literature, or acts of exemplary selfless courage such as those of Mohandas Gandhi or Martin Luther King, Jr. The notion that science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both…..
One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.
No one is accusing Elon Musk and Linden Blue of a plot benefitting from the two recent setbacks, but the two events had that net effect. Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Linden Blue’s General Atomic Inc. will benefit from fewer eyes in the sky where their platforms alone can reign down depleted uranium on earthlings in little controlled atomic bomb blasts. Given that Linden and Neal Blue developed Predator and Reaper drones and own the largest uranium deposits in North America and were in partnership with Anastasio Somoza at the time that CBS newsman, Bill Steward, was murdered in Nicaragua and given Paul Chapman’s assertions in his book Bananas: How United Fruit Shaped the World and the Blue/Somoza partnership in bananas in Nicaragua and the stage is set for space wars.
Now, I know that the aviation community prides itself on freedom from earthly bonds, but I encourage the Legends of Aviation.... Elon Musk, Linden Blue, Richard Branson, Morgan Freeman, Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Harrison Ford, Kurt Russell and others.... to put their whole heart behind the principles that Carl Sagan lays out and to condemn the attack on freedom that Anastasio Somoza represented in Nicaragua and who might well have avoided judgment had he access to a Reaper or Predator drone instead of a clumsy National Guardsman whose muzzle blast at the back of Bill Stewart's head was captured on film.
I encourage all of the 700 who have paid Richard Branson $250,000 each to help him complete his project by doubling their initial $250,000, now. Give him another $250,000 to finalize the project and to make part of the agreement that an independent third world reporter will always be included in all of Sir Richard Branson's commercial space flights as part of the Carl Sagan and Bill Stewart “Eyes In the Sky” Journalism Award. Now I know that Sagan's Cosmos was a PBS, Public Broadcasting program, and that PBS is an arm of the U.S. Information Agency not unlike NPR and that an updated version of Cosmos has been aired by one of the leading "sound biting" media companies on the planet, Fox. Go by Sagan's own words in the Demon-Haunted World and not the bamboozlers who own the media networks.
And Sir Richard Branson....you well know that the British royal family that knighted you and perhaps influenced the naming of your mother-ship, the White Knight, entered office with a fortune of $500 million which has become $14 billion primarily on their investments in uranium from which is made enriched fuels and depleted battle shells for the racket of war. Never forget the problem that Winston Churchill had with the British royal Saxe-Gotha clan from Germany, nor that the Nazi spy Wallace Simpson met her future husband in San Diego, California at the Coronado Hotel near the present USN SEAL headquarters that are built in, seen clearly from your space ship or from Elon Musk's Dragon or from the NASA space shuttle, Linden Blue's Predator or Reapers or Burt Rutan's Northrup Grumman designed experimental planes or drones, the shape of a Nazi Swastika.