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Chile Miners Rescue: Live - Telegraph

Fantastic - I failed to notice any use of divining rods, prayers to Gaia to look after her entombed visitors or reliance on wind turbines in the rescue.
Just good old hard engineering and technology. Clever men, hard men, brave men, big engines and steel.

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"Fantastic - I failed to notice any use of divining rods, prayers to Gaia to look after her entombed visitors or reliance on wind turbines in the rescue.
Just good old hard engineering and technology. Clever men, hard men, brave men, big engines and steel."

May this unrepentent Papist put in a word?

There was plenty of religion involved but it was the old-fashioned, out-of-favour, traditional kind: prayers of intercession to the saints and the BVM. And they were prayers of hope and consolation rather than fatalism, aimed not at supplanting the "clever men, hard men, brave men, big engines and steel" but supporting their every endeavour.

In other words, praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.

Yeah, I was sceptical at first, thinking it was all a bit simplistic ... but, hey, simple wins the day! Let's celebrate a day of engineering success!

Seconded.....both your original comment and that of my fellow Papist.

Not much mention either that most of the engineering skill and steel was from the US!!

But then we can't let The Great Satan have any brownie points can we?

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