April 8, 2010
Standing between a C-124 Globemaster II and a B-52 Stratofortress, I find it difficult to believe that constructs this size can actually fly. And realizing that there are even larger planes today, I shake my head in wonder and disbelief. Yet if the rules of physics actually allow for such flying fortresses, what else do they allow? What other seemingly impossible things or conditions have we not yet discovered that would radically change our point of view, our understanding of what is possible, transforming the magical into repeatable and understood science? And will our lives be better for that transformation?