I feel cheated by the last 50 years of science. Currently accepted theories of space and matter based on quantum mechanics and general relativity basically prohibit us from exploring interstellar space. But, since theories are mostly good to build the next generation of improved theories, I keep hoping that one day something will change the accepted models.
As I mentioned in my last post, I had a CT scan today. It was actually kind of fun, and a lot faster than I expected.
My scan was of my upper spine, from my skull down to just below the shoulder blades. I didn’t have to undress or put on one of those funky hospital gowns or anything- just take off my glasses and watch, lay down on a bench, and let the technician do her thing. This is a picture of a scanner similar to the one that I saw today (same brand and I think the same model- this is just a miscellaneous picture I found on the web):
Back in June my doctor requested a CT (computed or computed axial tomography) scan of my neck regarding some persistant pain and occasional numbness of my right arm. With our great waiting lists here, my scan is scheduled for bright and early tomorrow morning, January 3rd…about six months after he made the request. This is the first time I’ve gone in for anything more complicated than a simple X-Ray.
I read an interesting collection of scientific conundrums today. I like these kinds of articles or summaries. Sometimes we act as if science has answered all the questions, and the truth is that we keep uncovering more and bigger questions.