Oh how petty! Please go ahead. You are the one who started it by stating that I was making a fool of myself. My comment was certainly not as nasty as yours.Continue with your nasty comments and I will complain to the Moderator.
I am also an experienced overland and marine photographer and know a bit more about optics than what your patronizing remarks suggest.
I did not suggest - never have - that binoculars would have saved the Titanic. But what I do say is that there are instances where they could make a difference and there was no reason not to provide them in the Crow's Nest. In fact, as we all know, they were originally there but went missing due to certain circumstances.