This tattoo got me thinking, which is not unusual, if you ask my wife. Space travel! What is the importance of it? Why do we look to the stars so much? These two questions are quit interesting to me and I have come up with many different theories on this subject. I hope to touch on these and maybe get some feed back! Let me say these are just theories and thoughts that run through my head!
First, space travel, is it important?
I believe space travel is probably one of the most important issues for the human race as a species. It is merely out of survival that we must travel beyond our home world. If we are to grow and survive as a species, then we have got to be able to get of of this rock,we call home. There is going to come a point in our existence that we over populate. Sure we can build upwards, and we can live in mini rooms, like they already do in China. Putting a number on the amount of off spring one can have. But, that can only work for sometime and besides the more populated we get the greater the risk of disease and infection. After all, if there is to many of us, mother nature must take control for her and our own good. Who is to say that, that isn't what happened to the dinosaurs. On that note, what if we have some crazy catastrophe or natural disaster that will leave us as dust in the wind.Well, there goes our existence. You see what I am saying here. Space exploration should be one of our most important and highest goals. We need to stop being so here and now and start thinking about the future of our race, the whole human race. This could be one reason that we look to the stars, which leads us to our next question.
Why do we look to the stars?
I think that our first answer is one obvious reason, but I also think it might go deeper than that. You know, all throughout history our ancestors have all tried to map and explore these bright beautiful and wondrous lights in the night sky. Religions have been based on them, cultures have run their lives according to their patterns and movement. Many of us today are still in awe of their magnificence and beauty. So what is up with all this. Well, I have a theory on this and trust me this is just one of many. Aside from having to sustain our existence, what if that is our next level of not just consciousness which many have philosophised about, but our next plain of existence. I mean what if our afterlife really is in the heavens. It is there, it is big, and it is beautiful. Think of the excitement of being able to travel the universe after our life here. Going from galaxy to galaxy, planet to planet, solar system to solar system. Now that would be truly amazing. If you think about it, it really is not that far fetched. Our world right now seems so huge, an ants world seems even bigger, kind of like the universe seems to us. I believe God may have just created it for us and all creation. I think just maybe the pearly gates might just be the milky way or something like that. Man, can you imagine seeing all the wonders of space in person! Now, that would be amazing and more spectacular than any city of gold!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!