Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Thorium fuel.....Earth's ticket to galactic inclusion
If Earth is ever to advance into what is certainly a burgeoning galactic community, we'll have to develop a fuel that is not fossil or nuclear as fossil fuels are the source of most wars, and nuclear is easily weaponized. I think this is the reason why aliens haven't contacted us yet.....we're too primitive.
Thorium-90, one of the densest elements, is a promising fuel source that would eliminate entirely industrial-age fossil fuels as well as dangerous Uranium-based nuclear fuels. Elon Musk should apply his considerable intellect full-time to this project.
I'm hopeful that if we perfect Thorium fuel and abandon fossil and nuclear fission as fuels, and in doing so solve virtually all the problems we have, the galactic community will embrace Earth as advanced enough to be invited to the party.
If we continue warring and killing each other over energy sources, the galactic community will continue to keep us isolated so as not to contaminate the peaceful space civilizations with our primitive, miscreant ways.