Imagine yourself an astronaut adrift in space. Your ship just blew up. You've been jettisoned into emptiness with only an eggshell of oxygen between you and eternity. After that first sunburst of panic, an icy resignation washes over you. You look down at the spacesuit enshrouding your body. You read the nameplate attached to your chest. You're already bagged and tagged. Then a voice comes over the headset. It's another member of your crew! But hope collapses as quickly as matter in a black hole as you realize that he's sunk in the same ethereal quicksand as you. So you both just...float. And you talk, simply because there is... More >>>