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Martian Parks

Now here’s an idea I can get right behind – conservation parks on Mars.A pair of biologists has proposed that seven geologically unique areas on the red planet should be set aside and turned into planetary parks, similar to national…
November 29, 2004

Now here’s an idea I can get right behind – conservation parks on Mars.

A pair of biologists has proposed that seven geologically unique areas on the red planet should be set aside and turned into planetary parks, similar to national parks here on Earth.

“It is the right of every person to stand and stare across the beautiful barrenness and desolation of the Martian surface without having to endure the eyesore of pieces of crashed spacecraft scattered across the landscape,” they write in the latest edition of Space Policy, according to Nature News.

Indeed. What better way to protect the planet from crashing spacecraft (like Beagle 2) and roaming rovers, and to protect its potential life from human destruction and thoughtlessness? While they’re at it, let’s put a couple on the Moon as well.

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Five poems about the mind

DREAM VENDING MACHINE I feed it coins and watch the spring coil back,the clunk of a vacuum-packed, foil-wrappeddream dropping into the tray. It dispenses all kinds of dreams—bad dreams, good dreams,short nightmares to stave off worse ones, recurring dreams with a teacake marshmallow center.Hardboiled caramel dreams to tuck in your cheek,a bag of orange dreams…

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panpsychism concept

Is everything in the world a little bit conscious?

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