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This is why we invest in science.

Discussion in 'Science, Math, History and Language Studies' started by BIV, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2012/03/21/this-is-why-we-invest-in-science-this/
     
  2. Creasy Bear

    Creasy Bear gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh
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    Yes... let's continue to invest in the worthwhile and beneficial science of unmanned space exploration.
     
  3. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    Die.
     
  4. Hog's Big Ben

    Hog's Big Ben Getting ass-***** in The Octagon, brother.
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    No, Poindexter, you don't.
     
  5. whiskeyguy

    whiskeyguy PR representative for Drunk Whiskeyguy.

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    I was having a similar discussion with one of my buddies, and I would get behind support of the United Nations if their sole goal was space exploration.
     
  6. CousinDave

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    [video=youtube;meSSUhCDSaE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meSSUhCDSaE[/video]
     
  7. Lord Zero

    Lord Zero Viciously Silly

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    Privatize NASA. Problem solved.
     
  8. Norm Stansfield

    Norm Stansfield 私は亀が好きだ。

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    I have never invested a cent into NASA. People with guns rob me and hand a small portion of that money over to NASA, to get votes from some of the science fans.

    Here's why any science fan who supports this system is a moron: scientific and research enterprises pay the same taxes as everybody else, which is a little above 30%. And NASA gets less than 1%.

    That is what you are voting for: robbing scientific research by 30%, and then throwing NASA a tiny percentage of the loot. The rest goes to leeches, corrupt politicians, useless bureaucrats, and the rebuilding of savage lands that are going to be destroyed again in 10 years anyway.
     
  9. CousinDave

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    Does NASA get royalties from any the inventions that are always claimed exist because of NASA ?
     
  10. d0uche_n0zzle

    d0uche_n0zzle **Negative_Creep**

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    None of this would be possible without the Almighty Nozzle.
     
  11. Josh_R

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    Ahem... Solyndra.
     
  12. Norm Stansfield

    Norm Stansfield 私は亀が好きだ。

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    Shhhhh, when you hand the money over to your connected friends, you're investing in science. Or society. Or the common good. Never name the actual people and the actual person. Stay vague. Vague is good, the morons buy into it better.

    Let's call it all "science", don't differentiate between the kinds of science. An investment into the Solyndra CEO's Lambo, or NASA's climate propaganda, is an investment in science. You can't argue against science, if you do, you're an anti science jerk.
     
  13. BeerBelly

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    hey I need a grant to disprove religion!

    see how that works?
     
  14. Mags

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    Um, religion exists. It's god that is in question.
     

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