What do you think of spending that amount of money for scientific projects (50/50 chance of success)? For example: the space projects/missions (a couple of billions) or something like the Collider (LHC) project that CERN recently launched. Is it really worth it or would you rather that the money was spent for other needs of the country? Btw, the US had a project to house the Superconducting Supercollider (similar to LHC) in the 80s and early 90s. They dug 30 kilometers of tunnel in south of Dallas. In 1993, with $2 billion spent and cost was estimated to reach $11 billion (oringally it was 8 billion), the US congress put a stop to it because they worried about budget deficits. The partially dug tunnel was plugged and filled with water. Do you think it would have been worth it to have continued then (especially having already spent 2 billion)?