I have to travel and already the difficulties have begun. Let me just ask: Where are all the personal rocket ships we have been promised? I diligently read Astounding Science Fiction when I was a boy, saw and anticipated the creations that awaited us. To think we are still at the mercy of a few measly snowflakes is galling. Too much attention has been paid to perfecting personal electronic trinkets and not enough of creating a vast, interconnected, world-wide tunnel system.
One long-time reader (who I am not certain wants to be identified) has asked what if NASA’s recent discovery is generalized, i.e., what if actual non-Earth life is found out side the solar system? What would that do to those who hold to rigid creationist theories? I mean those that hold the Earth is a mere thousands of years old.
I would say: nothing. My guess is that those kinds of beliefs are readily adaptable to such revelations, even extending to discoveries of extraterrestrial sentient life. Education is not a cure for much.