When we see the shadow on our images, are we seeing the time 11 minutes ago on Mars? Or are we seeing the time on Mars as observed from Earth now? It’s like time travel problems in science fiction. When is now; when was then?
If the Earth gets hit by an asteroid, it’s game over. It’s control-alt-delete for civilization.
But investment in space stimulates society, it stimulates it economically, it stimulates it intellectually, and it gives us all passion.
As you may know, I am a mechanical engineer.
Unlike science, creationism cannot predict anything, and it cannot provide satisfactory answers about the past.
Evolution is the fundamental idea in all of life science – in all of biology.
As a kid at the World’s Fair in 1965, I missed seeing the big global population clock roll over from 2,999,999,999 to 3 billion – I was really disappointed.
After I had this idea to be Bill Nye the Science Guy, I wore straight ties the first couple times, and then I got this thing going and I started wearing bow ties.
I hope climate science becomes the big thing. And then what I want is electrical engineers to solve the world’s energy problems, energy distribution problems. I want mechanical engineers to make better transportation systems. I want chemical engineers to develop better solar panels, and so on.
Science is the key to our future, and if you don’t believe in science, then you’re holding everybody back.