Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Frivilous Spending / Unprovable Ideas

One sunny Hawaiian morning (Friday morning, to be precise), I sat taking my Kona coffee and reading the Honolulu Advertiser on the lanai. (Sigh.) Therein, I read an article about how NASA had just granted the University of Hawaii 8 million dollars in seed money to determine the cosmic origin of water. NASA has given nine similar grants to other universities, and evidently, there's more money to come.

(Click here to read the article for yourself.)

That's 80 million dollars to theorize where water may or may not have come from. $80 million in small change spent on unprovable ideas. In a time where fathers are killing their whole families because they can no longer make ends meet, I think that's frivilous spending. What do you think?


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