Originally Posted by scyy
The thing is advancements in science very much helps all the issues you brought up. Look at the quality of life just 100 years ago prior to all the major advancements we have seen in recent years. There is a clear correlation between scientific advancement and improved quality of life. Improved life expectancy, vastly improved ability to deal with the sick, better ways to grow and distribute food, the list goes on and on. Yes, obviously it would be better if we didn't lose the 700 million but as already said its a drop in the bucket and worth the money in the long run. Anyways I don't want to turn this into a whole political debate or anything, I just wanted to reiterate my post.
Good post. I have to give ya some of those points. I mean there really is no way for me to dispute the fact that some advances really help out on issues such as food and housing.
I guess the line I was coming from was more along the lines of how exactly does spending 700 million bucks on a rocket to launch in space help anyones life?
Again, not saying it can't just saying I believe more time should be put into this stuff to weigh the cost with the benefits. Again good post though. Definately makes me look at things a little different.