Posted: May 03, 2018 4:03 am
by Dynalon
Thommo wrote:I'm guessing democracy will do better than Argentinian ants and characters from science fiction at exploring space.

It certainly has so far.

That is not entirely clear. For example, the best images we have of the surface of our most inhospitable neighbor Venus were produced by the robust if perhaps crude engineering of a Marxist-Leninist state. We might see the Venera probes as the "AK-47s" of space exploration. And, believe it or not, I am not any big fan of Marxism-Leninism but here I am simply pointing out what actually has happened.

Thommo wrote:On the plus side, this conversation has started to shed some light on whether you really were quite as rational in the face of irrationality as you described at the head of this conversation in #117.1

Oh, do tell.