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World's Fastest Human or Epic Landing on Mars?

Which one turned your crank and why?
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Mars. There's a "Fastest Human" every few months...
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Bolt.

He doesn't consume massive amounts of public money for "space exploration" .
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Mars. Science geek.
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We may need to live on Mars one day. This has to be more important than any physical achievement of any single human. Not to belittle his feat, I am excited for him, but still, MARS.
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They will pass laws prohibiting people on Mars in order to save it.
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Now, if Bolt had broken the deadlift record- then it might be different.

Colonizing Mars won't save us when the sun goes on its inevitable rampage of destruction.
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Our culture marvels over what people can do with their bodies, but they don't marvel over what people can do with their minds.

Our culture places sports heroes on pedestals and pays them BIG bucks, yet believes our teachers and scientists are less meritorious, mediocre, and leaves them under-compensated, underfunded, and unrecognized.

In other words, our culture is flat-out upside-down, and will be until it rediscovers and redefines what is truly marvelous.

I say Gold Medal to NASA for the 56 billion meters. I heard they "stuck" the landing.
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Colonizing Mars won't save us when the sun goes on its inevitable rampage of destruction.


But let's worry about it anyway... Smile
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Curiosity

Bolt doesn't expand our knowledge or understanding of the universe.

The mars mission has cost everyone about $7.00. Money well spent compared to the $2588.00 per person the current military engagements in the middle east have cost us.
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On 2012-08-07 08:42, Mehtas wrote:
Bolt.

He doesn't consume massive amounts of public money for "space exploration" .


You're aware, aren't you, that you probably wouldn't be using a computer like the one you have now without "space exploration?" The tangible benefits that the space program have given to humanity are incalculable.
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Curiosity

Bolt doesn't expand our knowledge or understanding of the universe.

The mars mission has cost everyone about $7.00. Money well spent compared to the $2588.00 per person the current military engagements in the middle east have cost us.


Where did the Middle East comment come from? I didn't see that mentioned anywhere in the original post. Oh wait someone is trying to hijack the thread. I understand now I just noticed who the poster is. It is all clear now.

Off and running (pun intended).
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Curiosity

Bolt doesn't expand our knowledge or understanding of the universe.

The mars mission has cost everyone about $7.00. Money well spent compared to the $2588.00 per person the current military engagements in the middle east have cost us.


Where did the Middle East comment come from? I didn't see that mentioned anywhere in the original post. Oh wait someone is trying to hijack the thread. I understand now I just noticed who the poster is. It is all clear now.

Off and running (pun intended).


Not saying it was right or wrong. Just trying to put the costs in perspective. I've already gotten my seven dollars worth of enjoyment and education out of Curiosities landing. Not exactly sure when I'll get the same bang for my buck out of any other government program.
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Curiosity

Bolt doesn't expand our knowledge or understanding of the universe.

The mars mission has cost everyone about $7.00. Money well spent compared to the $2588.00 per person the current military engagements in the middle east have cost us.


Where did the Middle East comment come from? I didn't see that mentioned anywhere in the original post. Oh wait someone is trying to hijack the thread. I understand now I just noticed who the poster is. It is all clear now.

Off and running (pun intended).


Not saying it was right or wrong. Just trying to put the costs in perspective. I've already gotten my seven dollars worth of enjoyment and education out of Curiosities landing. Not exactly sure when I'll get the same bang for my buck out of any other government program.


What about the Olympics which was what the OP was about? Oh wait I remember reading somewhere you don't watch sports.

I for one think we can havea both the mars landing and sports.

The Middle East is another topic entirely and has no bearing.
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Bolt held more interest for me.
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On 2012-08-07 14:58, acesover wrote:

What about the Olympics which was what the OP was about? Oh wait I remember reading somewhere you don't watch sports.




Sports? I thought we were talking about this Bolt
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Is there some sort of sporting event going on with a guy named bolt in it? who would name their kid Bolt anyway?
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On 2012-08-07 14:58, acesover wrote:

What about the Olympics which was what the OP was about? Oh wait I remember reading somewhere you don't watch sports.




Sports? I thought we were talking about this Bolt
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Is there some sort of sporting event going on with a guy named bolt in it? who would name their kid Bolt anyway?


I don't know anyone who named their kid Bolt. However I do know of someone who named their kid Usain.

You really have no clue do you?
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On 2012-08-07 16:47, acesover wrote:

You really have no clue do you?



Nope, plenty of clues. But only about important stuff and matters of consequence. Sports filling neither of those two categories provides little interest for me, nor anyone I socialize with. Smile

I'm actually more interested in he bolts in Oscar Pistorius prosthetics than the other Bolt or even Bolt the dog.
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I'm actually more interested in he bolts in Oscar Pistorius prosthetics than the other Bolt or even Bolt the dog.


This guy, Oscar Pistorius, he's one tough son of a gun. Ever since I've seen those blades he runs/walks on, I've wondered what it would feel like to do so myself. I'd probably fall flat on my nose for a MONTH until I figured them out.

FWIW. The only sports I watch on TV are the Olympics. I remember the days when the athletes were amateurs, (didn't get paid), and there was SCANDAL if one of them were found out to be professional. Basketball and Hockey were games to watch, and the competition between the USA and the USSR was serious business. I sorely miss those days. Alas.

I watched the Moon Landings with my father and my brother beginning in '69, and have been an ardent supporter of the program ever since. As for the Space Program, every attempt to reach into the Unknown is, one event after the other, the most important endeavors we, as Americans, and as Human Beings, will ever, ever, ever do. As far as I've seen and figured, everything we do re: space exploration will affect our present, past, and future as Human, and Sentient Beings. Watch the Mars Explorations and future endeavors as they discover remnants and evidence of other life forms, even simple bacteria, and see our own philosophies, sciences, ethics, religions, education systems and methods, .... watch them all tilt on their own axis (or axes, more correctly in plural form...).

Now compare that to some dude who can run fast, and see what you get.
Will you walk into my parlour? said the Spider to the Fly,
Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy;
The way into my parlour is up a winding stair,
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Oh no, no, said the little Fly, to ask me is in vain,
For who goes up your winding stair
-can ne'er come down again.
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