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Stevezar's Avatar Jump to comment 29 by Stevezar

Well to bring some quantitative results into the discussion, check out the graph in the article:

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/7ef3097e-09da-11df-8b23-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1acePbD9K

Note the upward spike in publications. This is matched elsewhere by an upward spike in patent grants.

The world is just getting smarter, faster. This should not come as a huge, heart-attack inducing shock to anyone, what with the arrival of a global marketplace of ideas and communication (internet), faster and faster computers, etc.

Rtambree, I think you are just getting emotional because you said the lectures could remain current for decades, and I found a 100% error inside of 15 minutes. Science is evolving faster, learn from it and move on.

Watched Cosmos recently? Hardly an episode goes by without possibility of revisions, and even Sagan's update could use a revision here and there. And this was general science for lay people!

Thu, 13 Oct 2011 01:57:41 UTC | #880357