Originally Posted by nealtw
Look at that, you could get a degree studying real useless information.
Of the three basic drives of sex, aggression and mastery I guess this is mastery.
This particular effort may turn out to be useless and I wouldn't want to pay for it and I think it is a poor allocation of research effort but people in general are driven to satisfy their curiosity.
BTW, conquering space was supposed to be about mastery but it's becoming militarized.