Forty years ago today, Apollo 11 began a journey that took human beings fromÂ Earth to its nearest celestial neighbor. As a species, we went from throwing rocks at the moon in the night sky, to worshiping it, to observing it, to tracking it, to standing on its surface.
In the pantheon of human adventure stories and feats of exploration, the moon landing ranks as high as any. It’s a testament to not only our curiosity and our desire to know and experience, but to our ability to achieve and our industriousness in the face of the seemingly impossible.
For today’s AI,Â embrace the spirit of adventure that took us to the moon. Stretch out your mindÂ acrossÂ all that we know and perceive. Let your thoughtsÂ play even in the bulk beyond.
WhatÂ siren song do you hear? WhatÂ calls you and ignites yourÂ curiosity? What prods you most to explore? What adventures dance in your imagination?
The Afternoon Inquisition (or AI) is a question posed to you, the Skepchick community. Look for it to appear daily at 3pm ET.