Thursday, May 31, 2007

Why not?

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
1996 American psychonaut, Timothy Leary (b. 1920) crossed over. His last words, his son Zachary said, were "Why not?" and "Yeah".

Following the psychedelic author's cremation, 7 grams of his ashes were launched into space. Stored in the 9-by-12-inch canister with Leary are ashes of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, space physicist Gerard O'Neill, rocket scientist Krafft Ehricke and others.

In the months before his death from inoperable prostate cancer, Leary wrote a book called Design for Dying. The book was an attempt to show people a new way of viewing death and dying ...

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