Explain why marine biologists are still arguing with Picard, then, if there is nothing to discover in the Challenger Deep. And explain why Amundsen-Scott was established in IGY 1956 and has been continuously inhabited since then if there is no useful science that can be done at the South Pole. Quoting: nomuse (not logged in) 2380183
I think comparing the moon to Antarctica and the Deep Sea trench is off base.
Would there be any need to falsify exploration of either? But the moon...ah yes.
Think how long it took just to trek through Antarctica. Discovered in the 1700s, not really properly explored until the advent of Industrial-era tools in the latter 19th century. An ongoing challenge.
Somehow, we went from having ZERO technology to put man on the moon to actually doing it in only a few years. It took 200 years and an ongoing process to learn of Antarctic. In the 1960s, we went from NO moon know how to doing it successfully.
How many men perished in Antarctica? Yet we send men far away from earth 6 times without a hitch?
And unlike Antarctica, where so many nations sent expeditions, only one nation has done the moon thing and it's been 40 years.
Yeah, BS analogies.