Spiders. They're terrible, they're everywhere, and one is probably crawling on you right now. With all the wondrous things that science has achieved, isn't it time to do something about this eight-legged menace?
History is filled examples of massive science projects that bore miraculous results. The eradication of smallpox. The race to the Moon. The sequencing of the human genome. Perhaps our next great project should be establishing a colony on the Moon, or maybe it should be reclaiming extinct species via cloning. Or maybe it should be finding out why giant spiders keep crawling all over everyone.