Look at cars. In 1999 a car with 300 horsepower was ungodly powerful, and was probably expected to get about 12/18 city/highway. Today, a car with anything less than 250 horsepower is probably going to be in an entry level market and is expected to get at least 20 mpg city. All but the most basic and barebones cars sold today have traction control systems with a computer making a hundred measurements a on speed, wheelspin, yaw, braking force every second. Cars today are emitting less pollutants but making more horsepower.
In 1999, I was one of maybe 20 kids in my rather affluent high school of about 4000 with a cable connection, and then it was only because I got my dad hooked on Rogue Spear, and it wasn't cheap either. We had a really good connection at about 800kbs down and 20kbs up. Now, it's blase to have a 10/1mbps connection.
Again, just because our processor speed isn't increasing as fast as it once did does not mean that our progression is slowing down.
What if it's a hundred monkeys? A million monkeys? A billion? What if there's a 5% chance it might help? What if it's a researcher who thinks it might help, but hasn't been right to date?
To the victor go the spoils. Sorry monkeys, but we're more evolved, and even though it might be horrific, we're going to use you to make sure that we, the more highly evolved humans, continue to stay on top and prosper. Thanks though, we appreciate your willingness to get shot into space.
meaning, this could be an old strain of aids.
AIDS != HIV.
Somewhere, someone was either very desperate, brave, stupid or all of the above to be getting busy with a gorilla.
You forgot drunk.
Antisubmarine Warfare is, after all, an important mission area for Destroyers.
Whose submarines are we fighting, again?
I have no idea whose side he's on... science's, or woo-woo Earth First nutcases.
See, stupid me, here I wasn't aware you had to pick sides. I thought beliefs could lie throughout a spectrum and they didn't have to be some sort of diametrically opposed "you're either for me or against me" nonsense. Silly me.
But people might then think, hey why bother landing humans on Mars, we'll just stay in our comfy space stations and send robot probes down to mars, while we mine the asteroids (and build more probes if necessary).
I disagree. There will always be explorers and adventurers in the human race. The people that sailed West to get to the Orient, the people who wanted to be the first to break the sound barrier, the first men on the moon. There will always be humans who want to leave their comfy homes and explore new places.
We're supposed to have Mr. Fusion by 2015, you know,... Of course, we were supposed to have flying cars 9 years ago, too,...
According to TFA you linked to:
vehicles seen in Back to the Future Part II don't have a Mr. Fusion, and the Texaco service station in 2015 is still in operation.
Really quite frustrating.
What's frustrating to me is that of all the nations who ratified the Kyoto protocol, 3 of them have done anything about it, yet people are still harping Americans because a former president didn't sign it.