LOS ANGELES -- Stephen Hawking, the British physicist who spent his career decoding the universe and even experienced weightlessness, is urging the continuation of space exploration for humanity's sake.
Is space exploration really the most cost effective approach to benefiting humanity?
Why not instead:
- subsidized health care?
- subsidized therapeutic medical research?
- subsidized high nutrition foods for impoverished locations?
- lower taxes, so instead of spending it on space adventures, the citizens that actually earn the $money can spend it themselves?