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10 WORST IDEAS IN THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE

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5. Drain almost every river in Alaska, British Columbia and the northwestern U.S.!
The water was supposed to be directed into a reservoir, then pumped into the Mojave Desert.

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6. Send nuclear waste to the sun on the space shuttle!
James Schlesinger, chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, hatched this wacky plan in 1973. Radioactive waste would be loaded onto the shuttle, then shot into the sun from outer space. Cooler heads nixed the project and prevented a disaster that would have taken place a few years later – when the shuttle Challenger exploded.

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7. Dump toxic waste in the middle of the Atlantic!
This plan was hatched in the 1980s, but it was never implemented.

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6 thoughts on “10 WORST IDEAS IN THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE”

  1. Is dark energy, the mysterious, little understood, and invisible matter of the universe another for the list and can it be renamed 'The Emperor's energy'? LOL What about the creationist theory vs. the Darwinian theory of evolution? Hmmm….too much thinking me thinks…I'll leave it to the experts 🙂

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