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  •  I'm not a scientist; in fact, I had to beg to pass (9+ / 0-)


    But this interests me.  Just because I'm not capable of understanding it on a scientist's level doesn't mean that reading and learning doesn't interest me, and I suspect a lot of people feel this way; when these missions launch and land, NASA's public image is heightened a lot with greater web traffic and more news, showing that I think it does interest people.  Now I'm not capable of taking this information and synthesizing it into new ideas, but I do love reading about it.

    "The first drawback of anger is that it destroys your inner peace; the second is that it distorts your view of reality. If you come to understand that anger is really unhelpful, you can begin to distance yourself from anger." - The Dalai Lama

    by auron renouille on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 04:11:35 PM PST

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    •  I got... (0+ / 0-)

      ...a B+ in HS Chemistry. Took astronomy as my required science courses in college.

      I suspect the people who do feel the way you do, don't need a big press conference to know this is happening.

      I think most people will hear this and think "That's it? You spent all that money and you say there is going to be a big announcement and it's nothing?"

      Basically my position is that this does more harm than good.

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