.........My point is that the new world was discovered serendipitously via the impetus of Spanish racism (Jews coming to Spain 300 BC (BCE) were not "true Spaniards," since they were not Catholic; they were more "Spanish" than the Christianized Visigoths).
The last step toward Mars, around 2025, would be a landing on the planet’s 17-mile-wide moon Phobos, which orbits less than 4000 miles above Mars. A Phobos base would be the perfect perch from which to monitor and control the robots that will build the infrastructure on the Martian surface, in preparation for the first human visitors.
In recent years my philosophy on colonizing Mars has evolved. I now believe that human visitors to the Red Planet should commit to staying there permanently. One-way tickets to Mars will make the missions technically easier and less expensive and get us there sooner. More importantly, they will ensure that our Martian outpost steadily grows as more homesteaders arrive.
Foofie wrote:.........My point is that the new world was discovered serendipitously via the impetus of Spanish racism (Jews coming to Spain 300 BC (BCE) were not "true Spaniards," since they were not Catholic; they were more "Spanish" than the Christianized Visigoths).
Foofie - you will excuse me for observing that this is the most breathtaking nonsense I've ever seen posted on this site by any literate person.
In the year 300 BC (before Christ) aka BCE (before Christian Era) Spain, you say, was populated by "Christianized" Visigoths, who did not, you continue, welcome any Jews, since the Jews were not" Catholic"?!
You know neither history nor arithmetic and the sole explanation you can supply for any phenomenon is "antisemitism". I'm sorry you're on perpetual ignore far as I'm concerned, effective immediately - education is wasted on people like you.
Deluded foofie wrote:Another version I read was that the Inquisition came along at the end of the reconquista, and Columbus, with the aid of Spanish Jewish financiers went to look for a land around India that was supposed to be an autonomous land where Jews lived, and governed themselves (and the Spanish Jews leaving Spain would have another destination choice, rather than just Italy, Holland or Portugal).
If you knew only a little bit of history, you would know that these kind of theories arise time to time but they have a common point: - wishful thinking.
Obviously, you are not know for you historic accuracy or even for your impartial reasoning..
Foofie - for the last time: this thread is on MARS, not on jewish or catholic boys. Please take a hint, that's Mars, the planet, and here's a picture for easy identification:
Your being a nice Catholic boy,
I must discount your retort to me as possibly reflecting your education,
that might have not been based on total intellectual honesty
but perhaps a bit of Parochial school hubris.
You have mentioned Jesuit teachers in the past.
Overall, I see you as a sore old man, looking for a past, which after all, was not so glorious, having generated by-products as your poor self..
Unfortunately, we had cloud cover . . . did you see it?
I've not seen this one but I had the pleasure to watch the 1999 solar eclipse.
A really amazing event..
Take a look here