Thomas Sowell has some pretty legitimate concerns. Fortunately, judging by the polls, a lot of people are starting to share them.
Let’s hope it’s metaphorical as well as literal.
Thoughts on the utility of international cooperation and law in the event of a transnational zombie uprising. This will be important once they start crossing borders.
[Update a few minutes later]
I’m compelled to believe that the first thing that this president would do is ask, “Why do they want to eat our brains?” and apologize to all of zombiedom for our previous imperialistic aggression against the undead.
…to nano-self-assembly. I think that there will be multiple ways to skin that cat.
Would a new version be a good idea? In my opinion, it would be a terrible idea, but compared to Ares it would be brilliant, and a very thrifty and cost-effective concept. Unfortunately, we’re unlikely to get any actual good ideas, given the politics.
…conservative? A lot of “liberals” seem to think so. I’m not a big fan of the genre myself.
But is it America’s choice? It sort of was last November (no matter which major candidate won), but it’s not too late to change our minds.
…is really big. It’s an interesting perspective, and it makes Scott’s attempt and Amundsen’s success, almost a century ago now, all the more impressive. It would be like a dash from south Texas to upper Missouri, and back, in much harsher conditions.
I would note that the key to success was supply caches along the way. It’s too bad that NASA can’t accept that lesson. I should write an alternate history of how NASA would have reached the south pole, using a heavy-lift dog sled.
Clark Lindsey makes a failed attempt to suppress snark about Ares 1-X.
…but always complain. Why Barack Obama is no Benjamin Disraeli.