1. Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic SpaceShipTwo, designed to ultimately carry paying passengers into suborbital space, crashed during a test flight on Friday, killing a pilot. This happened three days after an unmanned Orbital Sciences rocket headed to the International Space Station exploded within seconds of liftoff in Virginia. What do you think?

    a) Private industry (like Orbital Sciences and Virgin Atlantic) will redouble their efforts and this will ultimately spur space travel even faster
    b) This will have no effect on space travel
    c) This will slow down space travel
    d) This will put a stop to space travel, at least for a while
    e) Other

  2. What are your thoughts regarding Ebola quarantines?

    a) The govenment should only quarantine people who likely have Ebola
    b) The government should quarantine anyone who might have Ebola, like health care workers who took care of Ebola patients, even if they were cautious about gloves, etc, and show no symptoms
    c) I think that people should not be quarantined by the government unless they show signs of Ebola (like a fever) but that those who have any kind of possible exposure (like returning health care workers) should be forced to monitor their symptoms and temperature daily
    d) I think that we should leave it up to the individual
    e) Other

    On Friday Maine District Court Chief Judge Charles LaVerdiere ruled in the case of nurse Kaci Hickox that local health officials failed to prove the need for a stricter order enforcing an Ebola quarantine. "The court is fully aware of the misconceptions, misinformation, bad science, and bad information being spread from shore to shore in our country with respect to Ebola..."

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