Editorials

Armageddon and Old Lace

By Gordon Hopkins

Science makes life better.Overall, I mean. Yes, I admit science has given the world a few clunkers, like the atomic bomb and traffic accidents and autotune and robocalls. Still, if you do the math, I think you’ll discover the good science has done far outweighs the bad.The latest example of this occurred on September 26 of this year, when a spacecraft launched by NASA, roughly the size of a refrigerator (a full-sized one, I mean, not one of those hotel minifridges), smacked into an asteroid.This was not merely NASA’s attempt at a real-life version of the old Atari Asteroids video game. (Although, if I worked for NASA, re...

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