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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - February 04, 2004

LONDON (AP) -- The captain of the USS Enterprise thinks people should stay on Earth instead of boldly going where no man has gone before.Patrick Stewart, who played Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the TV series "Star Trek: The Next Generation," said in an interview published Tuesday that he thinks interplanetary travel for humans is a bad idea."I'm a bit of a wet blanket when it comes to the whole business of space travel," Stewart was quoted as saying on the British Broadcasting Corp.'s Web site."I would like to see us get this place right first before we have the arrogance to put significantly flawed civilizations out onto other planets - even though they may be utterly uninhabited," he said.

Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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