Friday, February 14, 2003

If We Are All Going to Die the Government Should Tell Us Nothing

Latest bit of dumb advice from Rand Corporation:

A scientific adviser to the United States government has suggested that secrecy might be the best option if scientists were ever to discover that a giant asteroid was on course to collide with Earth.

In certain circumstances, nothing could be done to avoid such a collision and ensuing destruction, and it would be best not to tell the public anything, said Geoffrey Sommer, of the Rand Corporation in Santa Monica, California

UK Independent

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