To: Folk of Mountain, Forest, Prairie, and City, all seekers of truth and lovers of wisdom, and the ‘just plain curious’:
The StarTrek mission; “to explore new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before,” can be anyone’s mission if they so choose.
We have at our disposal our own starship ‘Enterprise’, a ship that can take us beyond the known limits of the universe . That ship is our mind, and is limited only by the bounds of our reason and imagination.
The greatest discoveries of ‘new worlds’ have been made by those who found and explored ‘new worlds’ with nothing more than their minds. Some notable examples of these ‘new worlds’ and the intrepid explorers who discovered them are; the general theory of relativity -Einstein, the quantum theory -Max Planck, and the discovery of wireless transfer of energy -Nikola Tesla, to name but a few.
These ‘explorers’ all have one thing in common – their discoveries were made in their minds without empirical knowledge or experimentation which came AFTER their discoveries, and were used as proofs to convince the unenlightened skeptical scientific community of their validity.
— Isadore, (Guest Post)
I am delighted to share Isadore’s excellent reminder of how powerfully each of us is equipped – to explore and discover new paths for our 21st Century!
Also – specific to our imaginations in matters of human society – this quote is especially valuable:
“You cannot have public discussion (and improvement) unless people are able to imagine something different.” (Henning Mankell, Swedish, on importance of imagination. BBC, The Forum, 02/08/09)