Lebanon Reporter

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May 15, 2014

Let us not leap into the future, or we might just trip

As I’ve gazed many times toward the nighttime sky, I’ve often wondered where outer space ends and where it begins. It doesn’t seem to matter just how large and powerful telescopes are, to date, scientists have not been able to answer that question any better than myself. How could we even begin to understand one millionth of the mysteries of space, when we still haven’t completely understood the entire depths of our oceans? Since the disappearance of the jet that departed from a Malaysian airport, I’ve heard it said over and over again that we just don’t understand much of what lies under the Indian Ocean, so why should we even begin to try and calculate all of the unknowns that lie overhead? I’m pretty certain that when we pass through Heaven’s gate, much of what we have wondered about will be revealed to us. But, of course, curiosity is what has driven mankind to come as far as he has since the beginning of time.I also have contemplated if coming as far as we have is even a good thing at all. The first thought that probably comes to most of our minds is yes, it is a wonderful thing that we have advanced as far as we have, especially when it comes to medicine. All we have to do to realize that the advancement of medicine has come a long way is to look how long our grandpas and grandmas are living now. Many of our brothers, sisters, daughters, sons, mothers and fathers who passed away from this life way too soon, might still be with us today if only new cures for such things as cancer and heart disease had come along more quickly. Just imagine how much heartache could have been avoided.

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