What makes religion look small
Lincoln Near Earth Asteroid Project
Basically, all of the previous post shows that we have great power to expand our intellect in a religious way, but in terms of reality, not so much.....
We spend Billions on various space projects (Mars, the Moon, comets, etc.), but all of these projects would be meaningless once we discover a large piece of the universe that will hit our planet.
NASA has spent a miniscule part of its budget performing this task here-
But this is simply a probe. Until the powers that be realize how important this issue is, like Gregg Easterbrook mentions here in this post, Easterbrook (and what's funny is that he titles the post "AN ACTUAL WORTHWHILE GOAL FOR NASA") we will be pissing in the cosmic wind.......