Re: Theos-World Re: Fundamentalism, religion and reason
Aug 03, 2006 07:38 PM
In a message dated 8/3/2006 9:05:44 PM Central Standard Time,
Please tell me what, in the name of Truth and
Charity, can justify the project of a proposed manned mission to
Mars, costing $100 billion dollars, when many millions are starving,
without shelter, medicine and care?
Because it is part of the great human adventure. It will yield benefits to
humanity that will last for millenia, and it is cheap at the cost. It is, in
point of fact, money far better spent than on those who will, after all, die
anyway. If we spend all our money on the surplus of humanity, we will have
nothing left for that which matters, like the future of humanity.
There are times for ruthlessness and this is one of them. We must go to
Mars and damn the cost.
Chuck the Heretic
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