Originally Posted by GB
TG you are not offending anyone. Everyone is entitled to their opinions and you opinion is just as valuable as anyone elses.
While space exploration may not have cured any diseases (yet) it had improved medical technology in many many ways and I do not doubt that with further exploration we may see cures come out of space.
is one article that talks about medical advances from pace makers to the implantable insulin pump and others.
I'm very glad these medical breakthroughs were done by means of NASA. And yes, I'm a negative person with this, because, what I read, is, that they didn't make these things because of some medical condition, they made them to help space exploration. The blood pressure machine was made to see what happens to Alan Shepherds blood pressure when they take off. It's more like playing and seeing what they can make, to do things like this. It wasn't made because a man came to the Dr. with chest pain and made to see why his heart was bothering him. That to me is making medical history, not playing in space and THEN thinking that it can be used to help somewhere else. In the time that they were using it on Shepherd in space, they could possibly have saved lives because they were concentrating on " ooo, I wonder what his heart does at that speed"
Don't get me wrong, these things have helped lots of people and saved lives, but, my point is that it should have been made in the name of medical technology, not, space travel technology.
I'm rambling and probably don't make sense. That is why I have never been good at fighting for what I believe in. I don't have the right words to say what I'm wanting to say.
Oh well, hopefully someone can make sense out of my ramblings.