April 12, 2011 was the 50th anniversary of the first human space flight. Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut completed a full orbit of Earth in 1961. I hereby honor of all of the un-named monkeys whose shoulders he stood upon.
One of the most interesting factoids that I learned about lengthy space ventures is what begins to excrete out the astronaut’s urine. Their skeletal system. On Earth, the body responds to Earth-like conditions and outside of the Earth’s atmosphere the body responds to space-like conditions. Due to the zero gravity affect, the body begins to expel bone marrow, muscle tissue, calcium et cetera because it no longer requires the support of bone or muscle.
To me this begs the question; Am I a human, just because of gravity?
What would we become if we fully adapt, then evolved to space-like conditions?
Perhaps the supposed silacon based aliens with the typical large eyes are the humans who found out this answer? Maybe they developed a taste for cows and are now back to check the rest of us for colon cancer? Perhaps, we would just return to womb-like conditions and just become brains floating in some sort of plasma ball?
Regardless of what happens to those discovering the answer to this question, I for one will NOT call them “spineless jelly-fish”.
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