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Guns Gone Mad and Asteroids Gone Crazy

Mike355 Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 9:40 PM
Whats the point, if a large Asteroid does hit the Earth, there is really nothing anybody can do about it anyway, you can't stop a huge rock from falling from the sky, all you can do is hope it breaks up into small pieces from coming through Earths gravity. It would really be stupid to attempt to spend money to stop the Asteroid from falling, sure you can monitor the trajectory of the Asteroid, but we already have observation Telescopes to do that with all around the world.
Chris from Kalifornia Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 8:46 PM
Sure, go ahead and pretend to be an ostrich. Bury your head in the sand and do nothing even if you can. What you have said is the moral equivilant of saying "hey, the dam has a crack in it but so what if it might break. I can't swim anyway".

You and anyone else should consider that if we can move it and save everyone's life we should. It's the same as shooting a mass murderer in the classroom. Learning how to move an asteroid could be the next step in our moving into space. We should do that. Everyone living on the same planet is the same as the old saying about having all your eggs in one basket. Drop the basket (asteroid) and all the eggs (people) get broken (killed). Not good. Stupid to not protect yourself if you can.

With science today largely funded by government, you knew it wouldn‘t be long before the recent asteroid encounter in Chelyabinsk, Russia would lead to well-meaning, but mostly hysterical cries that we MUST DO SOMETHING about it;  “something” that costs a lot of money; “something” that involves thick scientific studies; and- the best part- “something” that promises no results for the fifty-to-a-hundred thousand years of program costs, run by the central and federal  government of the US-of-A.

If we don’t do “something,” NOW they’ll say, we’ll risk plague, locusts, drought and the usual assortment of frogs lets loose by the...