Saturday, June 13, 2015

The trouble with popularity

Is reflected in this piece linked to from Instapundit.  He has a metric that is something of an indicator of popularity of that post.  On the post linked to above, he gets a 150 at the last count, which is rather high.

The problem with that is that it isn't necessarily correct.  America put a man on the moon, but that was more than 40 years ago and counting.  We may never do it again, while China is definitely going places.

Elon Musk?  Maybe he makes it to Mars and maybe he doesn't.  He runs a private company, and those can go out of business.  A government is more durable.

Pride goeth before a fall.  I would say false pride even sooner.

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