Thursday, February 20, 2014

Maybe this will get Pam Geller to move to Mars

Some clerics with the UAE-based General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments have ruled that traveling to Mars is un-Islamic, apparently because the journey would be very dangerous. Which really makes no sense. If dangerous journeys of exploration were barred by Islam, Malaysia and the Southern Philippines would not be predominantly Muslim today.

I thought the issue would be how to figure out which way is Mecca. That would be really complicated if you're standing on a different planet with a different orbit from Earth.