Letters to the Editor

July 30, 2013

Science allows our spirits to soar

Look how far technology has advanced in less than 100 years! Indeed, wonders never cease. Go for it, scientists! I'm cheering you on.

In the late 1930s a small biplane landed in a field across the fence from our field. The pilot said he needed a part. Someone quickly ran a couple of blocks to the nearest phone for help. He chatted with us while he waited.

When the plane took off again and became a small speck in the western sky, my 5-year-old mind wondered, "does the person in the plane get as small as the plane?" I learned many years later from my older sister that the pilot was Charles Lindbergh.

A recent Modesto Bee article on the idea of being able to fly at warp speed (faster than the speed of light) piqued my interest. My thought: We will reach that frontier!

Look how far technology has advanced in less than 100 years! If I live into my 90s I may see it happen. Perhaps my great- grandchildren will one day pilot such a spacecraft. Indeed, wonders never cease. Go for it, scientists! I'm cheering you on.

FRIEDA WHITE

Modesto

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