“The only limit to human future is our own imaginations.” – Don Pettit
Now, I realize that I have used the above little quote from Don Pettit a few times when writing blog posts about space. But, I just find it too ironic to not come back to time and time again. Above, we have Don, in reference to space exploration, explaining that the only limitations is our imagination. He doesn’t say “willpower“, or “intelligence“, or “ambition to succeed“, or “technological achievements“. No, he chose to use the word “imagination“.
The only thing keeping us from reaching further into space is our imagination. It is our “imagination” that can take us “anywhere“!
With that said… let’s take a moment to review the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of NASA for their latest news from space.
Just for the sake of assuming there are some of you that may not understand where I am going with this post, I will spell it out for you. Every single article for the last two months posted under the JPL of NASA are supported by the “imaginations” of an artist illustrator. If you go take a look for yourself, you will more than likely find that only 1 in 10 articles on that website are data driver rather than imagination driven. And even then, if 9 out of 10 are fake… who is to say that the data isn’t also fake?
But hey, don’t take my word for it. I am clearly just an ignorant blogger and nothing more. Popular Science Magazine on the other hand… they might know what they’re talking about. These guys admit that the best jobs in science belong to the people that get paid to have an imagination by turning raw data into art.
That is all that space is, people… an artist’s imagination. And people like Don Pettit know this.
Space is fake.