21 June 2009

Boycott Al Fin Blog For The Month of July!

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Yes, you read the title correctly. Al Fin is recommending that you not read any Al Fin postings in July. Instead, you should devote a bit of time each day to read the master's thesis by David J. Tamm entitled "The Reinvigoration of the West through Outer Space Development." You can download a PDF version of the thesis.

Tamm's thesis takes a rather clear look at many of the underlying reasons for the current stagnation and malaise that dominates modern western culture. In fact, you can be excused for thinking that Al Fin himself wrote large sections of the thesis, so many of Tamm's ideas parallel Fin's thoughts so closely.

The long term survival of the human race is uncertain, given recent demographic trends. The transcendence from earth-bound humans into a space-faring race of wise and intelligent creatures is even less probable. For humans to grow from their current quasi monkeyhood into truly sapient creatures, they need to meet and overcome huge challenges.

But modern western culture is more about avoiding challenges and embracing the stagnant quagmire of mediocrity. The current US government wants to turn the US into a comfortable retirement home much like Europe. A world run by government bureaucracy, where CYA and groupthink replace all innovative and creative thought. A heaven for leftists and Obama zombies.

What use do mediocre government bureaucrats have for outer space? It's just too hard, too expensive, too dangerous. Let's just create and expand more social programs instead! Governments thrive on malaise and dependency. Primitive level humans accept such a master-slave relationship all too easily.

What is the alternative? Read Tamm's thesis and find out.

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Blogger Stopped Clock said...

Enjoy your month off.

Sunday, 21 June, 2009  
Blogger SwampWoman said...

Yeah, have a good vacation! You will be missed.

Sunday, 21 June, 2009  
Blogger al fin said...

Very kind. Thanks.

Sunday, 21 June, 2009  
Blogger Unknown said...

You have one of the best undiscovered blogs out there. Enjoy your vacation, but please come back!

Sunday, 21 June, 2009  
Blogger al fin said...

Thanks. I'll see what I can do about pre-scheduling some entries in advance to be published during that time frame.

The Al Fin sidebar has some great links.

Monday, 22 June, 2009  
Blogger SwampWoman said...

Yes, that sidebar does! I need to take advantage of some of the free online education.

Monday, 22 June, 2009  

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