Volume 4, Issue 10, page 3

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E ARE HEARING and ranting a great
W deal about space these days. It
would appear to bea medium thru
which man may travel in the near
future. Man's ability to travel by means
of mechanical aids to any point on the
earth's surface, and to well nigh the
outer limits of Earth's atmospheric envelope, is no longer a miracle of achievement. Like all miracles, its frequency of
occurrence soon relegates it to the status of an event no longer worthy of more
than passing comment.

Let's have alook at this medium called
SPACE. We can readily understand the
ocean's watery medium which man has so
nearly conquered both on and below the
surface. The atmosphere we breathe is
equally as tangible and understandable,
and its conquest has long ceased to be a
sensation. This medium called SPACE is
not so easily understood.

When we look around this physical universe in an effort to locate a bit of
SPACE, we are completely baffled, for
search as we may, the finding of such a
state as pure SPACE is an impossibility.
Even if we exhaust the air as far as it
is possible from a non-porous container.
we still don't have a bit of pure SPACE.
Firstly, it is still occupied by the remaining air, and there is no reduction in
the magnetic energy flows passing thru
it, together with the signal energies of
radio, T-V, etc.

Now it would seem that SPACE is one of
those states which we just have to believe exists. Scientific authority might
even issue the edict that "The fool hath
said there is no SPACE".

The accepting of statements on belief
is a dangerous procedure, and until the
scientist can demonstrate unoccupied
SPACE, it would seem more wise to reject
its existence than accept it as yet another burden added to Man's amazing capacity to believe. If Man could know more
and believe less, he might not today
stand facing such a massive threat of
non-survival in the form of nuclear weapons.

There are only two fundamental data
which Man can know regarding SPACE; firstly that SPACE has only one justification
for existence, and that is to contain energy or mass, and secondly, mass and energy have no other justification for existence than to occuby SPACE, and the
existence of either without the presence
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