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Comment 7 by Rtambree :

Comment 4 by I Deny :

Quite to the contrary. The next decade will be comparable to the past century in our gains in knowledge.

I hope you're right. But the last 10 years in particular have been disappointing. Nothing much has happened. No new diseases cured. CPUs stuck at about 3GHz for ages. Shuttle retired. Mars missions delayed. Battery life flatlining. Moore's law slowing down. Camera CCD and smartphone update intervals getting longer. Dark matter still dark, like it was 50 years ago. String theory untestable. A to B transit speeds stagnant or slowing. And so on.

What about Stem Cells and FMRI?

Your analysis of dark matter research is astoundingly reductionist.

You've been very choosy as to what constitutes acceptable levels of scientific gain.

Thu, 13 Oct 2011 01:03:25 UTC | #880335