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whatshamilton t1_irxth1j wrote

It’s not a Karen vibe, it’s a fact — it isn’t money thrown away, it’s invested. I understand what you’re saying, it’s a lot of money. But you’re being flippant about the fact that there are 50,000 asteroids large enough to wipe out a city that could strike earth. Within the last year or two we missed one because of the angle it was coming at us with the sun at its back, and if we hadn’t been lucky with the trajectory we would have been a species in mourning. This isn’t throwing money away. It is developing a necessary defense, and along the way in these kinds of innovations NASA develops tech that is used for things like the phone you are probably reading this on, which you throw away money on monthly.

Edit to add a link with more info. The 50,000 number comes from the fact that we’ve identified under 30,000 near-Earth asteroids over 460 feet, and estimate we’ve only identified about 40% of them. And that’s only over 460 feet. The one that caused all that damage in Russia a few years ago was less than 15% that size and caused $33,000,000 in damage — only one tenth the cost of NASA’s mission


SeryVober t1_irxty5d wrote

I was referring to the generalization and the whole “… needs to keep their opinions to themselves” as a Karen vibe. As they were literally just tossing around one of their opinions where as I was just making a statement.


whatshamilton t1_irxuqc3 wrote

Well then you wouldn’t be part of the “money is wasted in space” crowd, so why did you get defensive enough about that to lash out with the weak Karen line?


SeryVober t1_irxvhr6 wrote

So I get attacked for making a comment and I rebuttal but I’m the problem? This is what’s wrong with society.


whatshamilton t1_iry7e99 wrote

“Space exploration is a waste of money.” “No it’s not and here’s why.” “This is what’s wrong with society.” I think you’re missing a few steps in that proof, bud


SeryVober t1_iry9cow wrote

I never once said it was a waste of money so go ahead and assume/put words in peoples mouth.


whatshamilton t1_iry9mu4 wrote

You have said in various comments to various people that it is thrown away, that you would have invested it in your community. If you don’t mean by that that it was a waste then you should reconsider your language because that is what you are communicating. It’s the fun thing about humanity where we understand more than the literal words.


SeryVober t1_iry9swo wrote

You literally misquoted me. I never said “space exploration is a waste of money”


HomesickWanderlust t1_irzjoyf wrote

“What is wrong with society?” If everywhere you go smells bad, check the bottom of your shoe.