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The Sciences

The Only Way To Discover The Limits Of The Possible...

The IntersectionBy Sheril KirshenbaumMarch 19, 2008 7:42 AM


Sign up for our email newsletter for the latest science news to go beyond them into the impossible.Arthur C. Clarke 1917-2008 Arthur C. Clarke, writer and futurist, predicted many of our technological breakthroughs with uncanny accuracy while maintaining humility and a sense of humor. 'I've never predicted the future, or hardly ever. I extrapolate. Look, I've written six stories about the end of the Earth; they can't all be true!' As the NYTimes describes, he was a writer of 'scientific expertise and poetic imagination'. In an interview with The Associated Press, he expressed no regret at not having traveled in space, adding he arranged to have DNA from strands of his hair sent into orbit.

'One day, some super civilization may encounter this relic from the vanished species and I may exist in another time.'

Arthur C. Clarke was an 'Intersection Personality' and man after my own heart...

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