Getting to Proxima b might become an existential requirement
Time to visit the neighbours?ESO/M. KornmesserSPACE just got a new frontier. The discovery of a rocky planet orbiting our nearest star makes it hard to resist imagining boldly going there (see “Synthetic supermicrobe will be resistant to all known viruses“). But while Captain Kirk and co could cover the 4.25 light years to Proxima b in hours, all we...
I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its component fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers. That is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark