Category: Space-faring

It has been over 3 centuries since my earliest ancestors from Scotland and Ireland set foot on this continent. Regardless of that time interval I, to this very day, have deep feelings for my links to both those two countries. Every once in awhile, just like ET, I have this urge to “call home”, but unlike him I am not sure who to call. I do have one compensation in that by posting a few articles for a British online magazine, The Urban Times, I have contact with that broad home-base of my ancestors.
ET’s yearnings will, in my opinion, be ours to experience someday as we succeed in exploring and, in some cases, settling on distant planets both in this galaxy and beyond. I am also certain that those new space-pioneers will experience the ET-effect.
Perhaps there is a genetic link or geological imprint that is passed along from generation after generation. Again, in my opinion, that imprint could be a composite not just of family linkages, but deep seated associations with the physical and emotional pull of our home-base; in this case our planet. Science-fiction notable, Ray Bradbury, documents this in his short story, “The Martian Chronicles.” In that regard, I suspect Bradbury also has experienced the ET-effect.
Going a step further, scientists are researching the source of our beginnings, and are currently documenting the fact that we are “stardust people.” By that they mean, the critical biochemical ingredients that lead to our coming into being have come from the Cosmos. Is it possible then that our deep urging to reach out and explore into deep, deep space, is a cosmic ET-effect? In other words, as stardust people, do we possess a cosmic imprint that makes us yearn to not just call home, but to explore where that home might be? Furthermore, does this imprint have a spiritual impact as well? In either of these cases we can only be enriched if, in fact, they are real.
Perhaps one of the most potentially exciting and rewarding results would be when we have a meet-up with ET, and because of our mutual cosmic imprint we quickly achieve a comradeship that welcomes us into our real home; the COSMOS. Suddenly many of our Earth-born irritations and prejudices shrink to nothing as we embrace our real home. Yes, there will be evolutionary and developmental differences between us and the ETs we meet, but they become insignificant because of our growing mutual sense of unity and belonging. We are really home and among a host of amazing kinfolk. – JOY!


We have changed! This blog is still about cosmic citizenship and Homo cosmosarius, but our first in this series has been ported over to our column in the publication, The Urban Times.  Our column, Woof and Warp, is located there and it will cover many topics and with contributions from a variety of contributing authors. You may visit here to read all of our first series.
We are soliciting guest authors for Homo cosmosarius. If you have an interest and wish to write about humankind and our relationship with all that surrounds us (Earth, solar system, galaxy, universe) then please contact us at this email address: Tell us of your interests and article ideas. We will respond within 3 days after receipt and if we can use your topic suggestions we will include a set of guest author guidelines and some publication dates.
NEW>Our background image: The current image is of NGC1569; more commonly known as the Starburst Galaxy. It is from an astrophotograph taken by Waddell Robey with the magnificent telescopes at We will change the background image from time to time. All will be some view from the Cosmos. If you have good quality astrophotographs of your own (no imports please) we invite you to suggest them to us. You will be given full credit if we select and use your photo for our background.
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