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Comment: George Orwell (Score 1) 306

by Asaf.Zamir (#36820086) Attached to: Can Long Term Research Survive the Coming Age of Austerity?
"In Oceania at the present day, Science, in the old sense, has almost ceased to exist. In Newspeak there is no word for 'Science.' The empirical method of thought, on which all the scientific achievements of the past were founded, is opposed to the most fundamental principles of Ingsoc."

Comment: Is it another sign for the end of Government? (Score 1) 303

by Asaf.Zamir (#35778492) Attached to: Twitter Tax Controversy Explained In Cartoon Form
On the one hand, you can understand - most of the Government's spending is for war and shitty politicians that want to use 100 dollar bills as toilet paper. On the other hand, you don't want greedy corporations controlling the country.. ahm... that would be, a nightmare reality.. yeah.

"Why should we subsidize intellectual curiosity?" -Ronald Reagan