Misplaced Priority

Scientists tell the people of the Pacific Northwest of the USA that a major tsunami will hit them with odds 1 in 6 (the same as rolling a 2 with a die, or losing a single round of Russian Roulette) in the next 60 years. How much spending is there to prepare? $0.00. So what do people fret about? being killed by lightning at odds 2,320,000 to 1, being injured by fireworks at 19,556 to 1, being murdered at odds of 18,000 to 1.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70) To understand why humans are so foolish, see Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition and Other Confusions of Our Time