Odyssey Archive

  • It is theoretically possible that travel between the stars at close to light speed may happen one day. 

    Keeping in Touch

    It is theoretically possible that travel between the stars at close to light speed may happen one day. 

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  • All animals need a sense of where home is.  It’s essential for survival to know where you can go to stand a better chance of being safe and amongst friends. 

    Home Sweet Home

    All animals need a sense of where home is.  It’s essential for survival to know where you can go to stand a better chance of being safe and amongst friends. 

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  • Human survival on other planets will depend on adequate protection from an unwelcoming, or even openly hostile, environment.

    Sanctuary, Sanctuary

    Human survival on other planets will depend on adequate protection from an unwelcoming, or even openly hostile, environment.

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  • Ocean exoplanets are now being detected in our galaxy, and may well contain life. 

    Life Beneath the Ocean Wave

    Ocean exoplanets are now being detected in our galaxy, and may well contain life. 

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  • We in the West, whether we like it or not, live in a capitalist society.  And although there are many, both in the West and elsewhere, who might wish it otherwise, one could be forgiven for thinking that the whole world is gradually coming around to the same approach.

    Capitalist Feeding Frenzy

    We in the West, whether we like it or not, live in a capitalist society.  And although there are many, both in the West and elsewhere, who might wish it otherwise, one could be forgiven for thinking that the whole world is gradually coming around to the same approach.

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  • Tales of great daring, and achieving victory when the chips are down and all the odds stacked against a hero, will always stir the imagination.  No matter whether they are fact or fiction, they give a sense that bravery and courage will win out in the end, and a just cause will be triumphant.

    Winning Against the Odds

    Tales of great daring, and achieving victory when the chips are down and all the odds stacked against a hero, will always stir the imagination.  No matter whether they are fact or fiction, they give a sense that bravery and courage will win out in the end, and a just cause will be triumphant.

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  • Being trapped in a prison is very destructive to the human spirit.  No matter how extensive the boundaries of the prison might be, the very idea that one cannot go beyond those barriers presents an obstacle to a person’s endeavours – and hopes. 

    Prisons in the Mind

    Being trapped in a prison is very destructive to the human spirit.  No matter how extensive the boundaries of the prison might be, the very idea that one cannot go beyond those barriers presents an obstacle to a person’s endeavours – and hopes. 

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  • If there is one area of modern science which requires a huge leap of imagination to understand it, it must surely be quantum physics. 

    Quantum Imagination

    If there is one area of modern science which requires a huge leap of imagination to understand it, it must surely be quantum physics. 

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  • Oumuamua caused a bit of a stir when it was first detected last October – the first object moving through our Solar System that has been shown to be of interstellar origin.

    Just Passing Through

    Oumuamua caused a bit of a stir when it was first detected last October – the first object moving through our Solar System that has been shown to be of interstellar origin.

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  • Political power comes from the skies. The Chinese leader Mao Zedong once observed that political power grows out of the barrel of a gun, but in order to be effective that gun must somehow be transported, as quickly and efficiently as current technology permits, to the scene of the action where it can be used. A weapon is only useful if you can point it at the people you want to control.

    Order in the Heavens

    Political power comes from the skies. The Chinese leader Mao Zedong once observed that political power grows out of the barrel of a gun, but in order to be effective that gun must somehow be transported, as quickly and efficiently as current technology permits, to the scene of the action where it can be used. A weapon is only useful if you can point it at the people you want to control.

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