by Scot Bastian (with apologies to Dylan Thomas)
Is there a quark in your belfry?
A meme in your bonnet?
Do you, and yours, wax eusocial?
Do you try to grok the neurosciences?
Are you a heterogeneous, Homo sapiens, or, perhaps, a transhumanist?
Do you argue:
Charon or Karon?
Sagan or Tyson?
Cosmos 1 or 2?
Star Wars or Star Trek?
Kirk or Picard?
And who is right:
Hawking and Musk, or Krause?
Are your dreams peppered with the stars of the cosmos, rather than the stars of Hollywood?
Do you love NASA more than the NFL?
Do you dream of androids dreaming of electric sheep?
Do you love spiders and snakes?
Do you ask these questions--and dream these dreams?
Then, I extend my welcome.
For you and I are in the same tribe.
We are star stuff.
I exhort you!
Do not go gentle into that vacuous pit of the culturally inane
Rage, rage against the dumbing of the mind!