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originally posted by: MarioOnTheFly
p.s. Special thanks to Seven of Nine for making the universe that much tighter.
originally posted by: BelowLowAnnouncement
At the end of last year I was watching a meteor shower, one girl I was with said, "How do the stars not crash into each other?". I said nothing, didn't have the willpower.
originally posted by: TrueBrit
And for your information, most of the western Astronauts working today, would also say that they were inspired by science fiction, as much as science fact, when they made the choice to aim toward a career in space exploration. Arthur C. Clarke, Gene Roddenberry, Asimov, these men were, in their own ways, Godfathers of the modern age, people who bought exotic concepts into the minds of regular people, and expanded their understanding of what is, and might become, possible. There is NOTHING wrong with that in the least!
Imagine if we live in a holographic universe or you are just a brain in a vat...then actually the significance of that sun being star is rather irrelevant...
Yes, these fictions were just that, but if you intend to flatly deny that these works did not fire the imaginations of those who are currently working in related fields, then frankly, you have not been paying the requisite attention to the culture we are living in.