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post #4 of Old 02-13-2009
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Maybe not, but the phrases "clear and present danger" and "law of unintended consequences" come to mind.

Space is very, very big, but time is very, very long. See "what was that container doing there?" for the yachting equivalent.

Anyone who's evolved on a planet like this one that's had two and possibly more major extinction events due to fairly modest space rocks slamming into us with gigatons of TNT equivalent explosive power has no right to be smug about the rapidly moving crap they've left in a can't decay fast enough orbit.

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