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A Very Special Birthday Episode of Geeks Without God!

Today is my birthday.  It is also time for a new episode of Geeks Without God!  Of course, I took some time to geek about the fact that the Indiana Jones Blu-Ray set was released for my birthday.  We also talked about the manned space program in the wake of Neil Armstrongs passing and we had our first set of listener submitted answers to our five questions!  It made us feel all important and stuff!  Go over and have a listen!

Neil Armstrong and the Moon

One of my favorite movies of all time is The Dish.  In it, a bunch of Australians running a radio telescope help relay pictures of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s walk on the moon.  At one point, one of them observes that the first moon walk was science’s chance to be “daring.”

After Armstrong died this week, I read a tweet that observed 24 human beings have walked on the moon.  17 are still alive.  The youngest is 76. (Correction – the numbers are off.  The actual numbers are worse.  See the correct info in the comments – serves me right for failing to double check numbers off a tweet!)

The odds are quite good that none of them will live to see the 25th.

That makes me sad.

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