Amateur philosopher and space enthusiast exurb1a reminisces about the history of lunar exploration, from the Apollo missions through NASA’s plans to return to the moon in the 21st century. Along the way, you’ll learn a thing or two about the moon’s origins, its relationship to Earth, and more.
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(PG-13: Language) “Science is just magic that works.” exurb1a talks us through the strange science that explains how two pickles placed apart from each other have actually traveled through time at infinitesimally different speeds. Stick around until the end and you might actually learn a thing or two about physics.
(PG-13: Language) Exurb1a points out that most of the things we do, think and feel – from crucial activities like breathing, to walking and even our interests and fears – are subconscious or done automatically. But he argues that being self-aware is enough of a victory.
(PG-13: Language) “…the cynics will be forgotten just as readily as your failures will be too.” Exurb1a names a few famous and infamous people before warning us not to be afraid of failing or being ridiculed, but of not using our limited time to its fullest.
(PG-13: Language) The Awesomer’s writing team has long since said farewell to their twenties, but we definitely could have used some of the words from exurb1a’s reference guide, which includes terms which could come in handy to describe the trauma of that youthful decade.
(PG-13: Language) “Sometimes, only sometimes. All the time would be too much. Never would be too little.” Near the end of the universe, a bear and a goose – both nigh-omnipotent – ponder what a better universe would be like, and decide to act on their ideas.
(PG-13: Language) exurb1a performs a grand thought experiment in order to argue that said situation should remain theoretical. He considers the ethical, medical, technological, social and existential consequences if we were able to create digital copies of ourselves.
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