Friday, 6 January 2012
Urban myths are something rarely paid much attention to here at newspaceman. For example there's the Jimmy Saville one from ten or so years ago, where rumour had it that super-celebrity Jimmy, now deceased, was a necrophiliac, and indulged in some form of cadaver tampering. It went in one ear and out the other, at the time.
Then there's Stephen Hawking, the genius physicist, crippled with motor-neuron disease from age 21. Some say his disease stemmed from an ill advised attempt at time travelling. Now, as he approaches his 70th birthday, he has told how in order for the human race to survive, outer space must be colonised, and predicts that this will happen, although not in the next 100 years. Furthermore, he predicts that Earth will become uninhabitable within the next 1000 years, either through nuclear war or global warming.
This is music to my ears to a certain extent, given my own thoughts on how a one-world society is being created and indeed how colonisation (from Scotland and Ireland) could be seen to be the backbone of this world order and indeed a nod to the future.
And Jimmy Saville ? Well he passed away last November and was buried, after a three day celebration of his life, in a Tutankhamun-style golden coffin. Curiously it was tilted at a 45 degree angle "to enable him to see the sea". It was then encased in concrete "so that the grave couldn't and wouldn't be opened again". That should fix it.
BBC - Jimmy Saville concrete burial.
wiki - necrophilia.
mail on line Hawking Mars story.