posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 09:10 AM
Originally posted by observe50
For myself I am NOT impressed with the pictures.
When I sit here and think of the money that contraption cost and how someone is dying of something as simple hunger or disease because they don't have
MONEY to pay for these things is a disgrace.
You can say that about almost anything that cost money: the Olympics are a disgrace, that building is a disgrace, that movie is a disgrace, that
sports team is a disgrace, that car is a disgrace.
I think the potential to find that Mars was once suitable for the development of life is quite an important part of human exploration. Yes -- taking
care of the present needs of people on earth is certainly important. However, if we ever stop exploring, humankind will stagnate.
You could argue that there is a need on earth -- but there will always be a need to fulfill here on earth, so what time in the future would
a good time for humankind to explore greater things? Why not now?
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