I'm a geek by nature; science, math, video games, sci fi, comics. You name it, I love it. When we stopped the shuttle program and cut NASA's funding bit by bit, it broke my heart. We are never going to get better as the human race if we refuse to fund planetory research. Bill Nye has an open letter to the president on how important it is, and believe me, if you have any hope for the future of the human race, you should watch it too.