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Guns Gone Mad and Asteroids Gone Crazy

woodie144 Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 8:02 AM
Maybe we can use green energy technology, solar panels, and windmills to divert it, but with the energy expended by these meteors as they enter our atmosphere, with the inherent dangers of fabric tears in space suits, mining one would be about the most dangerous job in the world. Perhaps some more critical thinking is involved, Slowing it down putting it into orbit is one thing, but mining it on top of that? Suppose there is nothing on it worth mining? This is about the most ignorant post I have ever read, and I thought I had read some really ignorant ones in the past.

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...