A few days ago, NASA announced that they don’t have the funding to track all of the asteroids that could hit the Earth and wipe out life as we know it. Today on KTRS/St. Louis, I asked my friend Dr. Phil Plait, the astronomer and author of “Death From The Skies,” about the possibility of such an “extinction event” and why we’re not doing more to monitor these space threats.

We also talked about Phil’s other role, as president of the James Randi Educational Foundation, and his battle against the anti-science ignoramuses who don’t want children to be vaccinated.

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