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Old 03-10-2006, 07:25 PM   #41
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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.

Here is one article that talks about medical advances from pace makers to the implantable insulin pump and others.
I sure do hope so.... we have so many diseases,where people lose thier lives way to young... so I am all for it even if there is a slight chance...
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Old 03-10-2006, 07:27 PM   #42
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Here is a facinating article about what we are discussing. The good stuff starts about halfway down with this paragraph...

Some, of course, maintain that the U.S. should simply not be involved in human space flight to begin with. This brings us to the classic argument of whether human space exploration in general is a good thing, worth reviewing in light of the current plans.

Start reading there if you don't want to read all of the article.
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Old 03-10-2006, 07:30 PM   #43
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Like I said, I never doubt the value of exploration.... I just doubt the ability of our government to use our money wisely.
Can I get an Amen?!?!

The ability of professional politicians to appear stupid has never ceased to amaxe me!

Recently, after their lawyers tol them it would be illegal, the Detroit city council voteds a water rate increase for the suburbs only...

Needless to say, it hit the fan!

As for the space thing, I'm on the fence there are benefits, but it there are sacrifices, too.

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Old 03-10-2006, 07:32 PM   #44
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OK guys we need to remember to not let politics work its way into this discussion.

Check out this page for more benefits of the space program.
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Old 03-10-2006, 07:35 PM   #45
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They are not just jumping in a spaceship and going for a joy ride.
That sure would be fun though. Fuel up the spaceship Sushi, lets go for a ride!

I wonder if pizza dough would rise in space? That would be worth the 3.5 B to find out.
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Old 03-10-2006, 07:40 PM   #46
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That sure would be fun though. Fuel up the spaceship Sushi, lets go for a ride!

I wonder if pizza dough would rise in space? That would be worth the 3.5 B to find out.
I would go if there is pizza!
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Why can't we find the cure for the common cold? I'm miserable here.
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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.

Here 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.
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Old 03-10-2006, 07:42 PM   #49
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Why can't we find the cure for the common cold? I'm miserable here.
have you ever tried that airborne stuff? Actually Wal mart has their own brand ummm called something like Germ defense... works great to fight a cold!
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Ok..... great. An offshoot from NASA is spiffy. Dont you think though.... that instead of the government paying for a 3.5 billion PROBE and getting better dental floss as an after thought...... that it would be in the tax payers interest to let companies "discover" these niffty things?

Also put into perspective. Research from private companies have discovered 100s of thousands of niffty things. If we are spending 3.5 billion for a probe and all we see from it is a better type of foam that a private company could have discovered INSTEAD of NASA...... then us as a tax payer are getting ripped off!

Now GB.... outside of the "off-shoot"s of these expensive toys..... what have the ACTUAL toy done for us???
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