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    Re: Constellation or Climate Research?

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    Oh my God! I wish I would have never started this poll. It's already driving me bat-**** crazy!
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    Re: Constellation or Climate Research?

    And, we're off and running on yet another AGW debate.

    I picture a car stalled on the railroad tracks, with the people inside debating whether there really is an oncoming train, and whether there is anything that they can do to stop it if there is.

    Some of them can hear the train approaching, others apparently can't, so there is the debate over whether there really is a train or not. Some of the passengers who know very well that there is a train say it does not matter, as there have been trains on this track for years anyway. We didn't put the train on the tracks, after all, and we can't stop it.

    Others are contending that they must do whatever it takes to stop the train, or there will be a disaster.

    It really doesn't matter whether global warming is man caused or not. It is abundantly clear that it is real. What is not clear is that we can actually stop it. Most likely, we can not.

    The rational thing to do is research the phenomenon and be as ready as possible for the inevitable.

    In other words, quit debating and get the hell out of the car before the train does get here!

    Of course, no one expects the human race to do the rational thing. We never have done so before.

    Oh, yes, and by all means let's continue to fund space exploration.
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    Re: Constellation or Climate Research?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Yeah, similarly, space exploration is code word for: "I drive a hummer because I'm overcompensating, " or in other words: "when we've thoroughly exploited this planet for a short-term buck, we'll have a plan B."
    I'd pick space for the cool factor, but you're hella funny!
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    Re: Constellation or Climate Research?

    I voted for climate research. True science without an agenda will show the world that AGW is false and save us from government intervention. Plus I think it is important to study our climate either way. Some chemicals and substances are harmful to the environment and should be disposed of properly.

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    Re: Constellation or Climate Research?

    NASA's primary focus should be space, exploration or otherwise. I would support the founding of another agency specifically to study the Earth, climate included.

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    Re: Constellation or Climate Research?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    And, we're off and running on yet another AGW debate.

    I picture a car stalled on the railroad tracks, with the people inside debating whether there really is an oncoming train, and whether there is anything that they can do to stop it if there is.

    Some of them can hear the train approaching, others apparently can't, so there is the debate over whether there really is a train or not. Some of the passengers who know very well that there is a train say it does not matter, as there have been trains on this track for years anyway. We didn't put the train on the tracks, after all, and we can't stop it.

    Others are contending that they must do whatever it takes to stop the train, or there will be a disaster.

    It really doesn't matter whether global warming is man caused or not. It is abundantly clear that it is real. What is not clear is that we can actually stop it. Most likely, we can not.

    The rational thing to do is research the phenomenon and be as ready as possible for the inevitable.

    In other words, quit debating and get the hell out of the car before the train does get here!

    Of course, no one expects the human race to do the rational thing. We never have done so before.

    Oh, yes, and by all means let's continue to fund space exploration.
    If you know the rail line has been shut down for the last year, and your senile old mother in law is the one that hears the train, probably the best thing to do is find out why your car is stalled, or call a tow truck.
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    Re: Constellation or Climate Research?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I voted for climate research. True science without an agenda will show the world that AGW is false and save us from government intervention. Plus I think it is important to study our climate either way. Some chemicals and substances are harmful to the environment and should be disposed of properly.
    And you expect "true science without an agenda" from Barry's new Global warming propaganda arm?
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    Originally Posted by PogueMoran
    I didnt have to read the article to tell you that you cant read.

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    Re: Constellation or Climate Research?

    I'm not sure why we should care right now about going into space, besides sending satellites of course.

    There's no point living on the Moon or sending people to Mars right now... unless you are concerned about being the first country to inhabit the Moon then claim it for yourself or first to visit Mars then boost people's moral.

    But I'm personally more concerned about the dangers, if there are any, to our home planet. What's the point in going to Mars if we destroy our home planet without realizing it? I want to see more research done to fully understand our planet and realize the effect, if any, humans can have on it.

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    Re: Constellation or Climate Research?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    And you expect "true science without an agenda" from Barry's new Global warming propaganda arm?
    Honestly I don't. I expect the opposite. Obama wants to turn NASA into a KGB of sorts for pushing AGW "truth." However, I think real unbiased science will show AGW is fake, and an open-minded review of the system will show corruption within the community of "consensus" on AGW. We have seen the corruption, we shouldn't be justifying it and letting the theory go unquestioned.

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    Re: Constellation or Climate Research?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Honestly I don't. I expect the opposite. Obama wants to turn NASA into a KGB of sorts for pushing AGW "truth." However, I think real unbiased science will show AGW is fake, and an open-minded review of the system will show corruption within the community of "consensus" on AGW. We have seen the corruption, we shouldn't be justifying it and letting the theory go unquestioned.
    So how is turning NASA over to a Global warming propaganda arm going to help expose the fraud? I guess it would give us more examples of massaging the data and out right lies, but we already have a bunch of that documented.
    There is no such thing as a “Natural Born Dual-Citizen“.

    Originally Posted by PogueMoran
    I didnt have to read the article to tell you that you cant read.

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