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Graxan's Avatar Jump to comment 7 by Graxan

This reminds me of a conversation I had earlier today with a work colleague who was decrying the expense of the 1 Billion Euro's being spent on the E-ELT (European Extremely Large Telescope). 'Why can't they spend this money on cures for cancer?' he said...I had to petiently explain to him the neccessity of funding ALL sciences as a cross-pollinating investment not an expense. Most people seem to have succumbed to the media prescibed populist ignorance about science. I finally gave him a comparison of where else they could get the finding such as the 400 billion dollars the US alone spends on the military each year. It seems there is a long way to go in the effort to popularise science.

Fri, 15 Jun 2012 13:12:21 UTC | #947561