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    re: NASA's rover Curiosity lands on Mars [W:206]

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Or feed the hungry, maybe save some lives with vital medications - crazy ****, man, crazy ****!
    Scientific exploration and the incentivization of the development of space technology for current as well as future generations should cease because that paltry sum could go towards food programs? That is horrendously depressing logic.

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    re: NASA's rover Curiosity lands on Mars [W:206]

    Quote Originally Posted by the_recruit View Post
    Actually you did say none. Or, if you prefer, you did not say any.
    You should reread that post. There's plenty to be excited about.
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    re: NASA's rover Curiosity lands on Mars [W:206]

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Or feed the hungry, maybe save some lives with vital medications - crazy ****, man, crazy ****!
    I'd rather explore Mars (and the rest of space).
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    re: NASA's rover Curiosity lands on Mars [W:206]

    Quote Originally Posted by zgoldsmith23 View Post
    You should reread that post. There's plenty to be excited about.
    Alright, let's take a look.

    How will knowing that "Nasa is effective" benefit me or really anyone for that matter? How will "rock samples" from Mars benefit me or anybody? How will knowing whether Mars does or has ever sustained life benefit me or anybody?

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    re: NASA's rover Curiosity lands on Mars [W:206]

    Quote Originally Posted by the_recruit View Post
    Alright, let's take a look.

    How will knowing that "Nasa is effective" benefit me or really anyone for that matter? How will "rock samples" from Mars benefit me or anybody? How will knowing whether Mars does or has ever sustained life benefit me or anybody?
    Well - it just will - because well - it just will - okay.
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    re: NASA's rover Curiosity lands on Mars [W:206]

    Quote Originally Posted by the_recruit View Post
    Alright, let's take a look.

    How will knowing that "Nasa is effective" benefit me or really anyone for that matter? How will "rock samples" from Mars benefit me or anybody? How will knowing whether Mars does or has ever sustained life benefit me or anybody?
    So you oppose all programs that do not have a direct and immediate causal benefit to yourself?

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    re: NASA's rover Curiosity lands on Mars [W:206]

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    So you oppose all programs that do not have a direct and immediate causal benefit to yourself?
    Obviously I oppose the repeatative flushing of billions down the proverbial space-toilet.
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    re: NASA's rover Curiosity lands on Mars [W:206]

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Obviously I oppose the repeatative flushing of billions down the proverbial space-toilet.
    What if we discover a way to mine extremely valuable minerals and space and then we earn billions and billions from that.

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    re: NASA's rover Curiosity lands on Mars [W:206]

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Obviously I oppose the repeatative flushing of billions down the proverbial space-toilet.
    Because they yield no benefits? Without even going into the wider and more far flung mission we should be pursuing the advances in computing, material sciences, global positioning systems, intelligence platforms, etc have no value to you? It has been an incredibly valuable program and we never know what we will uncover. As we gain a better understanding of the geology of these planets and asteroids it impels other spinoff activity. Ever heard of Planetary Resources for example?

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    re: NASA's rover Curiosity lands on Mars [W:206]

    I just feel they shouldn't dump money into it when our nation - and the world, really - is so volatile.

    People complain about the president's vacation costs - because it's excess while we're at war, etc. . . well space exploration is an excess as well given the circumstances.
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