But incredibly expensive efforts like a manned space program can be sustained only by a very rich country that doesn’t have desperate Earth-based missions for its scientific and engineering talent — and for the tens of billions of dollars such a program requires. You can reach for the stars, but only when you have everything else you need firmly in your grasp.
Call me crazy, but something tells me that the creamy flesh of tuna raised on a diet of wheat pellets from eggs produced by hormone-hopped-up mothers might not be quite as tasty as soon-to-be-extinct wild tuna.
My wife learning to drive in her grandmother’s turquoise-coloured Mini. As she struggled with the gears, Gran passed on a technical nugget of no-frills driving: “Don’t bother with first, my dear – there isn’t anything you can’t do just as well in second!”