Broadcast 1594 (Special Edition)

18 Jul 2011 Rand Simberg, Bill Simon
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Guests: Rand Simberg; Bill Simon. Topics: Evoloterra Ceremony, technology advancement, commercial space, space policy. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. Visit www.evoloterra.com to download the ceremony. Our guests started this year's Evoloterra discussion with an overview and the usefulness of the religious model and rituals as a teaching tool. We talked about scenarios that may in the coming years lead younger people to believe that our having gone to the moon will be nothing more than a myth. Bill mentioned an excellent video on the web featuring Jeff Greason of XCOR addressing this issue. The URL for this video is www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8PlzDgFQMM&feature=player_embedded. Next, our two guests focused on the Evoloterra ceremony and explained it starting with Part 1 which is referred to as Genesis. They said its the path from the Big Bang to landing on the Moon. A listener asked what the next milestone would be given shuttle has been retired and ISS is finished. Going beyond Earth orbit was suggested but as both guests stated over and over again during the program, landing on the Moon was a watershed event for humanity and milestones are not in that category. Rand got a listener question about his previous Space Show comments regarding nobody caring about space. Rand reiterated what he said about this and suggested that private industry will be the segment that returns to the Moon and develops space. Going back to Evoloterra, our guests said it was a tribute to the progression of technology. Another listener asked if Evoloterra had anything in it that would appeal to those believing in creationism to broaden participation in the ceremony. Both guests said no but this led to a discussion about science and creationism that you won't want to miss. In the second segment, Rand read the Forward by Arthur C. Clark. Questions came in about heavy lift and the Space Launch System (SLS). Additional questions came in regarding the aftermath of Apollo, asking why the space program is lacking or why our expectations were not met. Both guests suggested that the goals of space development and settlement will happen, even if the time line is pushed way out into the future sometime. Both said we will continue to move forward. As all of us said many times over, receiving your feedback to Evoloterra is important. We urge everyone to download the ceremony and do it on July 20th with your family. Or have an Evoloterra party and do it over the weekend, inviting friends to participate. Post your feedback on the blog URL above and I will make sure Rand and Bill see it. If your kids do Evoloterra with you, we want their feedback too. Call in on Open Lines July 31 & let us know what you & your children thought of the ceremony & or breaking free of gravity & going to a new world. With your permission, we would like your kids to call and share their Evoloterra experience with us during the upcoming Open Lines program.

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