Footstool to the Stars

"With knowledge as yet beyond dreaming, Life, forever dying to be born afresh, forever young and eager, will presently stand upon this earth as upon a footstool, and stretch out its realm amidst the stars."

--H. G. Wells (1920)

A Dialogue: Faith in Humanity

"Cutting the budget for the space program really restores my faith in humanity."

"Why's that?"

"It eliminates dreams, goals, and ideals, and lets us get straight to the business of hate, debauchery, and self-annihilation."

John Hart, BC

I saw this cartoon, framed, on the wall in Joe Haldeman's bathroom. I don't usually like BC much, but that particular one struck me as dead-on. Thanks, Joe!

page by Geoffrey A. Landis, 2005, update 2010.