From CNN: If End is Near, Do You Want To Know?
A researcher for Rand suggests that if an asteroid is about to hit the Earth, it may be better if governments didn’t tell anyone.
“If you can’t do anything about a warning, then there is no point in issuing a warning at all,” Sommer said earlier this month at an American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Denver.
“If an extinction-type impact is inevitable, then ignorance for the populace is bliss,” he said.
Tom Ridge, entangled in duct tape, could not be reached for comment. Nor could Dick Cheney, who was reported to be in a secure and undisclosed location. (No, the story doesn’t say that….)