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Comment 4 by DeepFritz

I get a feeling that science won't become sexy unless there is big dollar careers to be made out of it.

Scientists should start holding the world to ransom and ensure that the purveyors of the dismal sciences (economics, accounting, law) experience horrible diseases until funding is restored to a level where everyone WANTS to do science...

The problem is, that most serious scientific work has long-term benefits, and in the world of the quick buck, the nearer you are physically and temporally to the money, the better the rewards. In such a short sighted society, how many times have we seen good scientists have their patents stolen or bought out by big business executives monopolising the finance.

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 17:20:32 UTC | #947081