terrestrial

People forget that “within the habitable zone” means habitable for us and ‘life as we know it.’

Being that we are completely unfamiliar with life and science outside of what we’ve encountered, it is entirely possible for 'life as we don’t yet know it’ to exist outside of what we personally consider a habitable zone.

kingofthebookcase  asked:

What are your thoughts on the whole "Superman is stunting the human race by his very presence" argument/narrative (I absolutely don't mind if answering this question takes a while, considering the essay potential)

Not so hot on it anymore. I maintain Superman straight-up overthrowing institutions and taking over the world doesn’t work, but in terms of his very presence ‘interfering’ and weakening us? He’d be ‘interfering’ no matter what, as would any other superhero - where’s the line in terms of unwanted influence between super-schmo #836 and an innovative engineer? - and you can be sure Earth would be ‘interfered’ with a hell of a lot more by the various cosmic supervillains, terrestrial threats and natural disasters he now wouldn’t be stopping. And the idea that we’d grow weak and lazy waiting for him to save us becomes increasingly less convincing as an argument when you remember “If people get too much help, they’ll grow weak, they need to be able to rely on themselves!’ isn’t just an abstract philosophical argument over a theoretical superbeing, but the way people with power justify not giving healthcare to the poor (which only makes it fit better for Lex). So yeah, totally show him one-man airlifting in food and telling scientists “hey, on an alien planet I saw them solve their environmental crisis like this; the materials aren’t available here and I’m not able to reverse-engineer it for us - even if I could I don’t have the time - but maybe you could come up with something with that as a starting point?” and going after crooked businessmen when Clark can’t get the job done. There are limits worth considering and telling stories about, but on a day-to-day basis he’s not going to torment himself over whether or not he should be helping make the world a better place. If the world would be a worse place without his ‘influence’ then he’s fine with changing it, same as anyone else can and should to some extent to improve things. Short of overthrowing governments none of what he does is going to yield immediate results anyway, so none of it has to obviously change the world if DC continues to hardline stick to a vaguely normal status quo.

IT’S HARDER THAN YOU THINK. NO USING GOOGLE.
EVERY ANSWER MUST START WITH THE FIRST LETTER OF YOUR MUSE’S NAME.

PLEASE REPOST; DON’T REBLOG.

NAME. Elene
ANIMAL. Eagle
BOYS NAME. Elton
GIRLS NAME. Eleanor
COLOR.  …. Emerald? (well it’d be a shade of green but… Urgh I have no idea?)
MOVIE. E.T the extra terrestrial
SOMETHING YOU WEAR. Earrings?
DRINK. Espresso
FOOD.  Enchilada
SOMETHING FOUND IN A BATHROOM. Eyeshadow? my sis forgot hers there so… (if it was in portuguese it’d be so much easier… )
PLACE. Espírito Santo
REASON FOR BEING LATE.  Exhaustion?

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Solar Terrestrial Dance by Angela

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Friendship goals of the 80s