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To biblically go where no man has gone before

sparksIt occurs to me that the Book of Job has a persuasive argument for space travel.

Man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.

This is surely meant to inspire us to explore the opportunities that zero-gravity has to offer.

Talking of which, why do the crew of the Starship Enterprise always stay on the floor? Even when under attack, when the last photon torpedo has been fired, the shields are out and even the life-support systems are failing, captain, somehow the gravitational field never ceases to function.

I think they have their priorities wrong. Life-support is more important than avoiding weightlessness, people! Especially if, as would seem to be the case, you are born unto trouble.

Brainy precautions

SpocksBrainThe aliens want to steal your brain… I think that’s fairly well established by now, but how to recognise them is less certain. Douglas Adam fans would assert that it’s the white mice you should be fearful of, while the followers of Roddenberry are more concerned about the delicious young ladies of Sigma Draconis VI.

In either case, it’s best to be prepared for all eventualities, and what better way than to have a spare brain you can hand over when requested? With a bit of luck, the aliens will be content with that, and leave you to boldly go about your other business.

My friend Richard has already got his. Here’s how he did it.

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