Is Science Too Expensive?

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Re: Is Science Too Expensive?

#41  Postby Oldskeptic » Mar 10, 2018 5:17 am

jamest wrote:Notwithstanding questions pertaining to our ontology, one could cite many examples questioning the 'good' of science. Global warming, nuclear catastrophe, weakened immune systems, etc. etc.. No doubt that there are benefits, such as being able to phone yer mum when you're on holiday, and having a microwave so you get home from work and can get to the pub in short order. But I'm genuinely left wondering how shallow and short-sighted these 'qualities' are in the grand scheme of things, even if that scheme ponders naught but the longevity of our species.


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Re: Is Science Too Expensive?

#42  Postby Macdoc » Mar 11, 2018 9:35 pm

You don't need a GPS - you do have a phone I assume?
You don't need a SIm to navigate with a smart phone.

there are lots of free apps with turn by turn

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... .ALL&hl=en

and even Googlemaps has offline maps now ....I downloaded all of the big Island Hawaii You just need to download the maps you want when on wifi = any McDs , Starbucks etc etc
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Re: Is Science Too Expensive?

#43  Postby romansh » Mar 12, 2018 12:23 am

Whoosh
That was the sound of Oldskeptic's point flying by ;)
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Re: Is Science Too Expensive?

#44  Postby juju7 » Mar 16, 2018 10:52 am

UltimoReducto wrote: Starving children can’t eat a test tube.

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fuck!
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Re: Is Science Too Expensive?

#45  Postby Cito di Pense » Dec 27, 2019 4:24 am

The (not-quite) last word on expensive science:

"You only love your collider" -- the Cernettes parody the doo-wop girl groups:

Хлопнут без некролога. -- Серге́й Па́влович Королёв

Translation by Elbert Hubbard: Do not take life too seriously. You're not going to get out of it alive.
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Re: Is Science Too Expensive?

#46  Postby aufbahrung » Dec 27, 2019 6:21 am

Science is a con based on data mixed with statistics. Data can be 100% and it can be very expensive/lucrative to make it that way. But statistics is guesswork, not good at all. And many times statistics is utilised in a unethical manner to prove things that are not there, but rather confirm the biases of the researchers. Computers can make it look all neat, provide pretty graphs that even experts are bamboozled by quite often. It is not what it once was, naval gazing now - why the breakthroughs are less and less spectacular.

https://www.badscience.net/
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Re: Is Science Too Expensive?

#47  Postby aufbahrung » Dec 27, 2019 6:23 am

Halve the research grants, make them sweat and think. Rather than lounge around labs with big egos and zero results.
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Re: Is Science Too Expensive?

#48  Postby SafeAsMilk » Dec 27, 2019 6:42 am

I wish they'd make you have to pay before posting so maybe we'd get something worthwhile every now and then.
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Re: Is Science Too Expensive?

#49  Postby BlackBart » Dec 27, 2019 6:45 am

Doubtful.
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Re: Is Science Too Expensive?

#50  Postby Spearthrower » Dec 27, 2019 8:34 am

aufbahrung wrote:Science is a con based on data mixed with statistics. Data can be 100% and it can be very expensive/lucrative to make it that way. But statistics is guesswork, not good at all. And many times statistics is utilised in a unethical manner to prove things that are not there, but rather confirm the biases of the researchers. Computers can make it look all neat, provide pretty graphs that even experts are bamboozled by quite often. It is not what it once was, naval gazing now - why the breakthroughs are less and less spectacular.

https://www.badscience.net/



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Re: Is Science Too Expensive?

#51  Postby angelo » Dec 27, 2019 1:30 pm

The link provided https://www.badscience.net/ is a good one nevertheless.
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Re: Is Science Too Expensive?

#52  Postby felltoearth » Dec 27, 2019 2:12 pm

Yes, apparently a science blog that calls out shitty science proves that science is bad... or something.
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Re: Is Science Too Expensive?

#53  Postby Hermit » Dec 27, 2019 8:32 pm

aufbahrung wrote:Science is a con based on data mixed with statistics.

Thanks. I can stop wondering now how all those vaccines were developed.
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Re: Is Science Too Expensive?

#54  Postby BlackBart » Dec 27, 2019 10:25 pm

Those lazy scientists ought get off their arses and invent a gibberish filter for internet forums.
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Re: Is Science Too Expensive?

#55  Postby laklak » Dec 27, 2019 11:40 pm

Right after my flying car. Those twats have been nattering on about them since the 30s.
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Re: Is Science Too Expensive?

#56  Postby aban57 » Dec 27, 2019 11:42 pm

laklak wrote:Right after my flying car. Those twats have been nattering on about them since the 30s.


I thought you'd rather have a flying boat.
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Re: Is Science Too Expensive?

#57  Postby laklak » Dec 27, 2019 11:53 pm

I'd like a planecarboatsubmarinespaceship, but that's probably asking a bit much.
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Re: Is Science Too Expensive?

#58  Postby BlackBart » Dec 28, 2019 12:54 am

I've already got one. It's very nice.
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Re: Is Science Too Expensive?

#59  Postby laklak » Dec 28, 2019 2:42 am

Can you get it with a Mr. Fusion drive and non-GMO whale leather interior?
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Re: Is Science Too Expensive?

#60  Postby Spinozasgalt » Dec 28, 2019 3:18 am

Oh, everything’s too damn expensive these days. Look at this Bible I just got, fifteen bucks! And talk about a preachy book, everybody’s a sinner! . . . Except for this guy.
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