Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Reflections from the Moon and Sea
In thinking about what we talked about in class regarding the idea of the moon as a perfect form of frontier I think it interesting to consider the way that we as people of earth continue to look for new methods of expansion but are sometimes unable to look at what could be right in front of us, the ocean. I was thinking about this a little based on the opening credits to Star Trek when Picard claims Space as the final frontier but I don't believe it is. I am drawn to all of the quotes which I cannot remember where I have heard them about how we as people and as a scientific community understand more about space then we do about the oceans on our own planet. Maybe this is because we are prone to looking up rather than down, and seeing potential in the light of the stars rather than the abyss of the deep, but it seems to me that in today's world the "final" and ideal frontier is not space but the oceans of our world.