The line between hacking and reverse engineering is thin

Monday, 16 July 2007, 5:04 AM EST

Scientists are reverse engineering the galaxy. So why is it illegal to reverse engineer a DVD player or the iPhone?

Even the debate pitting creationism against evolution never raises the argument that the galaxy is a secret that ought not be explored. Both sides cite science that looks at our galaxy’s present, weigh recorded history against empirical data, and hypothesise about our origins.

At Computerworld.

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