|Adapted for the Internet from:
Why God Doesn't Exist
|What if we could
travel at c ?
Fig. 1 Rotating Torus
|Hip, hip, hooray! Folks, we're finally on our way
to Alpha C. in our state-of-the-art torus! Let's
hear it for the politicians on Earth who finally
mustered the will and provided the funds to
get us out of that hell! I am convinced that if
we all pray from our hearts, we will find a
suitable planet over there and, who knows?
Maybe in a couple of hundred years, we'll be
exporting bananas and peanuts to Earth.
|The torus is designed to house 10,000
people, who live around half the wheel. The
other half is allocated to food pro- duction.
The torus rotates to generate artificial
gravity, so feet and plant roots point
radially towards space. Elevators running
along the spokes take people to the hub
(where there is no gravity). This is the
arrival point for travelers (i.e., the airport).
|I think I better begin
for my favorite
creation. The Earth
is simply getting too
|Ummmh, Captain Al? We were
so worried about
weightlessness and losing
calcium and getting our gear
together that some things fell
through the cracks. Uummhh,
Lieutenant Newt believes that
we left the seeds on Earth.
|We're almost there folks! That's
Proxima Centauri on the right, and
we are very lucky. There seems to be
one habitable planet. Thank God!
So everybody, listen up. Get your
shovels and plows ready. We got a
lot of work to do and ... what Bill?