Thursday, February 9, 2012

To dive or not to dive?

It's a sad fact that the government favors space exploration over researching our own oceans. Not only is it more expensive to do so, but we have already gathered more information regarding our moon than our seas. Only 1% of the world's oceans have been examined, and at this rate we will have made contact with extraterrestrial life before we know half of what lies beneath the waves. Don't get me wrong, I love astronomy and even considered it as a double major, but we need to learn to walk before we run. Understanding our own planet is just as important as exploring new ones. Why bother spending billions of dollars to launch a rocket when we can take a small submarine and gather just as much information about something a little closer to home? Just a thought...

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