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Thread #166608 Message #4008538
Posted By: Steve Shaw
12-Sep-19 - 09:54 AM
Thread Name: BS: India moon landing
Subject: RE: BS: India moon landing
It's tempting to indulge in whataboutery in this topic. What about all that money spent on arms? What about the obscene profiteering of oil companies and other big multinationals? What about our wholesale indulgence of taxdodgers? What about the astronomical "bonuses" we pay to bankers even when they're failing? What about me jetting off for my Italian holiday, tripping up over homeless people on my way to the airport and again in the backstreets of Rome? Every country that has ever spent billions on nuclear arms and space exploration is riven by the poverty of millions of its citizens and mass inequality. Not just India. A tenth of the population of the Land Of The Free can't afford healthcare. None of which I'm not using to justify anything. The accumulation of knowledge via science is an irresistible urge of humanity, in fact it defines humanity, and I think that's a good thing.
So what's the answer? Don't ask me. I know you didn't anyway...
And just remember what we were told in the Sixties: but for the Space Race, we wouldn't have WD40...