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Comment: Re:Another reason we're stuck on this blue planet (Score 2, Insightful) 505

by sinterklahaas (#42451521) Attached to: Trip To Mars Could Damage Astronauts' Brains
I suppose you also regret giving up alchemy. Finding a cheap way to convert lead to gold is probably easier than flying to another star. Don't think of it as "giving up". Rather think of it as postponing until somebody happens to stumble on some breakthrough scientific discoveries.

The first rule of intelligent tinkering is to save all the parts. -- Paul Erlich