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June 2005 - this page was part of the
concept 2002. You are invited to see what others thought/think about the future pulling concept really is. [Addition] Since the English session is revived, I might aswell add the first 'hail' towards the concept: Dan Simmons, writer of the illustrious Hyperion Saga.

Adrienne Wasserman

Sent: Friday, January 04, 2002 11:18 PM  
Subject: Projects 

Dear Mr. Reekers:
The Astrogeology Team is funded by NASA as a research institute, and there are strict restrictions on our activities:   we are not permitted to raise or distribute money, or to do business of any sort.  Our responsibility is to distribute the data produced by our researchers to other NASA-funded researchers; the basic nature of the web has meant  that any material on our web sites is also available as public domain. Good luck with your very interesting project,  

Adrienne Wasserman
Data Facility Manager

February 2004

Christine Pulliam  
datum:  2004/02/10 di PM 06:10:42 CET
aan:  <

Dear Richard,

You have our permission to use the Eagle Nebula image on your web site in
perpetuity, free of charge.



Christine Pulliam
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden Street, MS 28
Cambridge, MA 02138

December 2001 We will grant you permission to use the Eagle Nebula picture on your web site until December of 2003. Please contact us again at that time if you wish to continue using it."  

Christine Lafon - Pulliam
Public Affairs 
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 
60 Garden Street, MS 28 
Cambridge, MA  02138 

Donald Johanson
Sent: Wednesday, February 26 & 27, 2002 6:09 PM 
Subject: interest 

Dear Richard,  

Thank you for your email.  Yes, I believe very deeply that knowledge of our origins has profound implications for knowing who we are, why we are in charge of the planet, what our obligations are and perhaps even where we are going as a species. I am pleased that you share interests with us.  

Yes, we at IHO are always in need of funding for our scientific agenda.  Any funds that can be made available will be welcomed. Good luck raising funds and look forward to learning more,  

Best wishes,  

don johanson  

Don Johanson  
The Virginia M. Ullman Chair in Human Origins  
Professor, Dept. Anthropology  
Institute of Human Origins  
Arizona State University  
PO Box 874101  
Social Science Rm. 103  
Tempe, AZ 85287-4101

----- Original Message -----   

Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2002 1:19 PM  
Subject: Re: Your recommandation needed [no spam!]

Dear Richard:  

Thank you for appraising me of your plans and for letting me know of your website.  I wholeheartedly support your efforts to seek wider support for research in such areas as panspermia.  I think the evidence for this is now overwhelming, but research support has been sadly lacking.  You could see what is happening in this area by looking at  
Let me know if I can be of assistance in promoting your highly commendable campaign.  

Best Wishes  

Chandra Wickramasinghe

Brig Klyce   
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2002 3:58 PM  
Subject: Re: Evolutionary future society @ your service [no spam!]  

Dear Richard --  

Thank you or your inquiry, and for your offer to co-sponsor research with us. We welcome your interest.  In the past we have made multiple grants to support work by Chandra Wickramasinghe. At present we are supporting a reasearch project at the University of Oklahoma that is described at  

In the future we hope to organize, with others, a prize for a computer model that can make evolutionary progress. Our own opinion is that it cannot be done, but our prospective co-sponsors in California believe otherwise -- that should make for a balanced approach. One possibility is that you could contribute a portion of the prize, if that interests you.  

The idea is very preliminary -- I've just told you all the details I know. I will post notices on my website as the idea develops.   

Is this in line with your thinking?  

Best regards.  Brig

Forelaws On Board   
Cc: bklyce  
Sent: Saturday, January 26, 2002 12:24 AM  
Subject: Kepler Mission (NASA) - New Realms for Science, Philosophy and Religion  

Dear Mr. Reekers:  

Thank you for further clarification re free-market principles.  I applaud your dedication to Future Society New Day.  Adding our dialogue in this connection may be helpful to others with similar concerns.   


In forelawsship,
Robert E. Cobb | ReConcept, 1996 - online 1999 - this page: 2003- 2006

Sent: somewhere 1999 [Don't know exactly. computercrash destroyed the original.]
Richard --

Thank you for the clarification and the extra kind words.  Harlan's advice to me was certainly important -- pivotal, even -- and I've had opportunities as both a teacher and writer to pass along some things I consider important to others (although not as colorfully as Harlan might). Helping beginning writers (of quality) is a responsibility given to anyone with any measure of success as a published writer.

I admire your philosophy and applaud your efforts.

"Dimidium facti qui coepit habet: sapere aude: Incipe --" (Horace)
"To have begun is to be half done; dare to know; start!"

Sapere aude!
Dan Simmons