You're a paranoid fish, ain't ya?
It annoys me when I bring up the possibility of destruction by asteroid, and everyone's reaction is "omg no lets sit back and hope for the best sinc it wont happen". Playing with the cosmic slot machine, much? Yeah, it's unlikely. But there is no room for bad guessing. All I said is that humanity needs a valid and foilproof answer for incoming objects (that are big enough to harm us), and everyone is accusing me of being a paranoid lunatic.
Don't gamble with our species, kthxbai.
If I sound irritated, it's because I am.
Is it really a bad thing that I think we should figure out how to deflect a giant space rock? I just think we need to be prepared. I don't go around thinking about it, I just think we need an answer asap.
Humankind's got higher priorities; more importantly, said priorities are also achievable in a realistic amount of time as opposed t' building a gigantic "laser" situated on the moon meant for destroyin' asteroids.
Because I totally mentioned a laser.
I'm too pissy at the moment to respond in a remotely comical way.