At 09:33 PM 10/29/98 -0500, you wrote:
>I'm not impressed at all. I think manned space missions are a tremendous
>waste of my taxes. Very little real science has been done on these expensive
>flights of fancy and propaganda.
I'm not disagreeing with you about the cost of the mission and the undesirability of tax funding, nor about the scientific gains. Nevertheless I *am* still impressed and inspired. I try not to let my political views get in the way of my appreciation for a magnificent triumph of human intelligence over the forces of nature.
If you don't understand my response, please read Ayn Rand's classic essay on Apollo and Dionysus (in The New Left).
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