OT - I don't _hate_ McMansions

Sunderlin, Layne R SGT RET ray.sunderlin at us.army.mil
Fri Jun 27 08:31:10 MDT 2008


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Is it immoral for someone pursue a course of
> work for which there is no financial motivation whatsoever?  I submit
> that not only is it moral but it is crucial to the progress of society.
> 
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> I seriously doubt privatized research would have the patience of decades
> to wait for technologies like fusion to yield (it hasn't), to say
> nothing of the pursuit of more esoteric research, like the Higgs boson,
> or quantum gravity.  There is a 27 kilometer long circle underground
> Geneva Switzerland fitted with the worlds most powerful multi-Tesla
> liquid helium cooled superconducting electromagnets.  The Pierre Auger
> cosmic ray observatory in Argentina--the size of Rhode Island, dozens of
> other observatories worldwide, in orbit and speeding out of the solar
> system, all of them the province of astronomers and astrophysicists, yet
> you don't see any corporations rush in even so much as to get their
> brand names on them.
> 
> 
> Justin

Bravo Justin !  Well Put !

Ray. 

The most exciting phrase to hear in science,
the one that heralds new discoveries,
is not 'Eureka !' (I found it !)
but " That's funny..." 
  -Isaac Asimov-




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