When the USSR launched the world's first satellite, Sputnik 1 didn't do much other than regularly "beep" over the radio. Yet, this simple sound is associated with the beginnings of space exploration.
Robert Duncan Milne made HG Wells struggle to keep up.
Churchill allowed science to flourish. Without a similar attitude in today’s politics, we may hit a bottleneck for life that leaves a Universe without a single human soul to enjoy it.