Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell – Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight

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An evening pause: They are having so much fun doing this. Hat tip Jeff Poplin.

Just an ordinary story about the way things go,
Round and round nobody knows.
But the highway
Goes on forever.
That ol’ highway
Goes on forever.



  • Localfluff

    This weeks FISO telecon was different. Some guy (a philosopher?) argues that the (three main) arguments presented for space exploration are humbug and he refers to real science about it. 1) Humans are explorers by nature. 2) Space exploration inspires higher education. 3) We need a frontier.

    The discussion afterwards is interesting, the audience was not convinced.

    One argument he has is that a space colony likely becomes authoritarian because of the many common goods in the shape of life support systems and such. A single person could destroy the entire colony, so very tight controls and restrictions will be required.

    But it’s like that on Earth too. The atmosphere is a global common good. Instead one doesn’t need to care about pollution on the Moon. The “goods” are a bit different, but the fundamental problem and solution the same.

  • eddie willers

    You got all that from a song?

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