I was for a long time the source of all my troubles. It was only through rigorous and unrelenting examination of myself that I was able to improve myself. I now take the lessons learned and test their application outside of myself. I engage in rigorous and unrelenting examination of the world.
People. Human civilization and all of history. I wish to learn the story of Us. I wish to understand who I am and how our world came to be the way that it is. I do this to help build a better future.
Given the evidence of our global culture such as global recession, global energy crisis, global environmental problems, our only hope for survival is to generate and maintain peaceful relations between nations. The trials of space exploration are quickly surpassing the abilities of any individual nation to overcome. International cooperation has been and will continue to be a vital aspect of this exploration. Space exploration has been one of the strongest forces encouraging peaceful international relations. During the height of the cold war and shortly after the Cuban missile crisis America and Russia adopted a set of principles regarding peaceful space exploration, one of which was that astronauts were "envoys of Mankind". From the space race came the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, which led to the ISS. The ISS is the largest peaceful cooperative endeavor ever undertaken. It is absolutely vital that we continue to explore space in order to overcome the challenges of a global culture.
History, science, philosophy, the philosophy of science, globalization and Human culture. I enjoy music, good movies and working with my hands. Stargate: SG-1 is awesome.
I like to believe that everyone knows what I am good at because they know that I am good at everything. Unfortunately I know that this is not the case.
My story? Late night internet wandering led me to TED.com. Now I'm hooked. The Internet: Gateway Drug To Knowledge
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