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Frank White

Frank is the author of The Overview Effect: Space Exploration and Human Evolution, and is the is a co-founder of the Overview Institute, which was established in part to advance the ideas contained in the book. His ideas are the ...

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The Overview Effect and Cognitive Dissonance

When a delusional killer shot Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords during a campaign event in Tucson, Arizona last year, her husband’s twin brother, Scott Kelly, was commanding a mission on the International Space Station. When asked about the incident by the news media, he said something to the effect that the Earth looked beautiful and serene from orbit, but it was “not ...Keep Reading