of Human Seafaring, and my own theory on why early sailors left home on voyages
of exploration into the unknown is very different than what other researchers
But I couldn’t Help throwing in some posts on archaeology
and my work with Franck Goddio on the sunken cities of Egypt’s Mediterranean
Coast. When entire cities
and the civilizations they represent are wiped out in cataclysmic natural
events, that’s interesting.
It turns out that I started throwing some stories from my
present day job for Aqua Survey, driving research vessels and trying to rid the
oceans of the millions of unexploded bombs that we folk have distributed around
the worlds oceans. It gets me out to sea a lot, and in my sailor’s heart, that’s
where I love to be.
Sometimes I throw in stories about weekend voyages in my
own personal lifeboat, too. Someday they'll expand into a floating research island adventure.
Of course then I started adding stories about the things
I really find fascinating, like NASA projects here on earth that prepare Rovers
for their future trips to space.
The Planetary Lake Lander really caught my eye, It’s a
research vessel, getting shot into space, to splash down on the methane lakes
of Titan. Wow.
Blogging experts advise that in order to have a
successful blog and not totally lose ones readers, one needs to focus on a
single subject and not wander. Well by now I have wandered right off the chart,
and there is no way of knowing what I’ll stumble upon next that will distract me
from my original stated purpose.
So when I read today that the legendary Astrophysicist
Stephen Hawking reiterated his belief that if we don’t start populating some
other planets in the next 1000 years we are probably doomed as a species, I
suddenly realized how all these subjects fall together.
This Blog is about how the story of human explorer has
not changed, and how when we do set of on a voyage to colonize another planet we
will be continuing a voyage of exploration that began right when we did, and
that it is wired into our fundamental existence.
And then we’ll be the Space Aliens. Weird,