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(Betabeat)   Pentagon Spends $100K to Ask, 'Did Jesus Die for Klingons Too?' -- And Doesn't Even Get An Answer   (betabeat.com) divider line 6
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2012-11-16 03:46:49 PM  
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DOD - a prime example of when politicians from both parties insist that unlimited funding must not only have no public oversight but also must never be cut.
2012-11-16 03:35:30 PM  
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CS Lewis already wrote about this. Back in the days when science and religion were not polarized quite so much by the derp.
2012-11-16 02:33:19 PM  
1 votes:
Weeners from the article is worth reading...
"This article refers to the 100 year starship symposium; it was a one-off thing, and a lot of serious science was discussed here. Yes, some theological stuff was discussed there, but that's not the same as paying 100k to ask this question. Link to agenda"

Some other sessions from this "wasteful" event:
-Nuclear Thermal Propulsion
-Long Term Computing
-Modular Aneutronic Fusion Engine for an Alpha Centauri Mission
-ISS Life Support Lessons Learned
-Recent Developments in Interstellar Beam-Driven Sails

Yeah, sounds like a totally unscientific waste of taxpayer money.
2012-11-16 02:32:55 PM  
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Bacontastesgood: DOD often funds far out shiat. In this case it is obvious the money went mostly to discussions of "interstellar travel", which even NASA doesn't fund anymore. Discussions are the right way to fund interstellar travel, because we don't know how to realistically do it yet with any current technology. We need a crazy idea.

So if a few people want to break out and chat about the implications of Christian theology to the discovery of alien life at the same meeting, how about letting them do it? Unless, Senator Coburn, you are so dumb not to realize the implications on your majority Christian constituents of encountering a sentient race.



Ah ok, you've convinced me. This is a perfectly reasonable use of our tax dollars.

No but seriously we could cut the defense budget in half tomorrow and be just as safe. Probably safer if this is the shiat the DOD is actually funding and discussing.

Defense budget cut in half, fiscal cliff gone. Simple.
2012-11-16 12:14:06 PM  
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DOD often funds far out shiat. In this case it is obvious the money went mostly to discussions of "interstellar travel", which even NASA doesn't fund anymore. Discussions are the right way to fund interstellar travel, because we don't know how to realistically do it yet with any current technology. We need a crazy idea.

So if a few people want to break out and chat about the implications of Christian theology to the discovery of alien life at the same meeting, how about letting them do it? Unless, Senator Coburn, you are so dumb not to realize the implications on your majority Christian constituents of encountering a sentient race.
2012-11-16 12:12:23 PM  
1 votes:
Klingons killed their gods.

Klingons were smart.
 
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