Regarding the TMT, nearly half of humanity such as China, India, Japan, Canada, and our own country including major institutions such as US National Academy of Sciences, University of California as well as Caltech and I believe most of the people in our own State would like to see the TMT becoming functional as soon as possible.
We should be grateful for the development of the first telescope.
We should be grateful to have learned that the Earth is not flat and that we are part of a unique Solar System.
We should be grateful to know that we are the unique part of a Galaxy with billions of stars in it.
We should be grateful to know that in this universe alone, there are billions of other galaxies….
We should be grateful to have come to the realization that everything on and in this sacred Spaceship Earth - our only home so far - is interconnected with us as a vital part of it. Thus we should always consider the larger picture regarding issues that affect the whole of humanity such as science at its best.
Last but not the least we should consider the financial advantages of the TMT for Hawaii.