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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XY5XyTLmJBo - The Secret Project Orion - Documentary

So the idea was kinda... out there... but holy hell, Dyson's son... his eyes are more soulless than any anime character in history... I mean jeez, it's like he is thinking about how many ways you can cook a baby while staring at the camera. Don't you agree?
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MadBovine wrote:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XY5XyTLmJBo - The Secret Project Orion - Documentary

So the idea was kinda... out there... but holy hell, Dyson's son... his eyes are more soulless than any anime character in history... I mean jeez, it's like he is thinking about how many ways you can cook a baby while staring at the camera. Don't you agree?


I've added the name of the documentary to your title and your opening post. In the future please don't leave things so vague that someone must first click on a link to have any idea at all of what the topic is.
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Why people keep wasting my time with this Orion bullshit. Sure a bunch of high as all goddamn hell eggheads wanted to use nukes as a power source for spacecraft. Big deal, the physics don't support their theory and it's why the project never went anywhere
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Why people keep wasting my time with this Orion bullshit. Sure a bunch of high as all goddamn hell eggheads wanted to use nukes as a power source for spacecraft. Big deal, the physics don't support their theory and it's why the project never went anywhere


There's absolutely nothing wrong with the physics, people are just whiny bitches about radiation compared to all the other sources of sudden unexpected death like car crashes. If we only worried about fallout as much as we do about getting run over in the street, humanity would have an interstellar empire by now.
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Rowan93 wrote:


Ranwolf wrote:

Why people keep wasting my time with this Orion bullshit. Sure a bunch of high as all goddamn hell eggheads wanted to use nukes as a power source for spacecraft. Big deal, the physics don't support their theory and it's why the project never went anywhere


There's absolutely nothing wrong with the physics, people are just whiny bitches about radiation compared to all the other sources of sudden unexpected death like car crashes. If we only worried about fallout as much as we do about getting run over in the street, humanity would have an interstellar empire by now.


I don't know about that mate. The human race can't even keep one planet going, an entire empire worth of them would be entirely beyond us.
After all the entirety of human history is summed up as this " We are idiots who always ruin a good thing".

I can't imagine any other intelligent species putting up with that for long.
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Ranwolf wrote:

Why people keep wasting my time with this Orion bullshit. Sure a bunch of high as all goddamn hell eggheads wanted to use nukes as a power source for spacecraft. Big deal, the physics don't support their theory and it's why the project never went anywhere


There's absolutely nothing wrong with the physics, people are just whiny bitches about radiation compared to all the other sources of sudden unexpected death like car crashes. If we only worried about fallout as much as we do about getting run over in the street, humanity would have an interstellar empire by now.


I don't know about that mate. The human race can't even keep one planet going, an entire empire worth of them would be entirely beyond us.
After all the entirety of human history is summed up as this " We are idiots who always ruin a good thing".

I can't imagine any other intelligent species putting up with that for long.


Actually we have, in fact, been able to keep one planet going, as evidenced by the fact that we're able to have this conversation. Humans are constantly achieving more and more, moving on to bigger and better things.

If other intelligent species don't feel like putting up with us, we don't have to put up with them

(although, realistically, when I say "interstellar empire" I mean like we'd have a satellite around Alpha Centauri and be decently established in the rest of the Sol system; until someone overturns a century of scientific consensus and invents FTL, there's not much hope for serious interstellar travel)
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