Scientist clearly need vast amounts of public funding so they can give their consideration to the real problems facing humanity such as;
Harvesting the Moon’s Cheese
The Twilight Zone
Alien Ant Farms
And anything else a swamp dwelling and trough swilling scientist can shake a stick at after sampling too much of the chemistry lab. Clearly these are more significant problems than governments could, would or should be dealing with.
Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity…The prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present
and is gravely to be regarded.
Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientifictechnological elite…
Or as the BBC prefers to put it: ‘How vaccines could fix our problem with cow burps’.
Our alleged problem, that is. We’re given some technicalities of methane reduction ideas, but the questionable theory of greenhouse gases ‘trapping heat’ gets a free pass as usual.
A hefty slice of global greenhouse gas emissions come from the burps and farts of livestock, says the BBC.
Can tinkering with the microbes in their guts help to save the planet from climate change?
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