Yeah, I can say stupid bullshit about people I disagree with too, fundies. I think you shouldn't be allowed to breed so your stupidity doesn't end up in the gene pool for another generation. The hell is with these people, anyways?
No, people are inherently selfish. The trick is that no one has ever been convinced on a wide scale the government is more important to their interests than getting stuff in the here and now. Evil is perspective.
HansonMB writes "Whereas copyright tends to focus on protecting artists' ability to make money from their work, scientists don't use similar incentives. And yet, her work is often kept within the gates of the ivory tower, reserved for those whose universities or institutions have purchased access, often at high costs. And for science in the age of the internet, which wants ideas to spread as widely as possible to encourage more creativity and development, this isn't just bad: it's immoral."
Hugh Pickens writes "President Obama had a town hall meeting at Facebook's headquarters last week and said that he wanted to encourage females and minorities to pursue STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). However, Pastabagel writes that the need for American students to study STEM is one of the tired refrains in modern American politics and that plenty of people already study science, but they don't work in science. 'MIT grads are more likely to end up in the financial industry, where quants and traders are very well compensated, than in the semiconductor industry where the spectre of outsourcing to India and Asia will hang over their heads for their entire career.' Philip Greenspun adds that science can be fun, but considered as a career, science suffers by comparison to the professions and the business world. 'The average scientist that I encounter expresses bitterness about (a) low pay, (b) not getting enough credit or references to his or her work, (c) not knowing where the next job is coming from, (d) not having enough money or job security to get married and/or have children,' writes Greenspun. 'Pursuing science as a career seems so irrational that one wonders why any young American would do it.'"
Since it's an old story, it must have time travelled to now.
Which is funny, generally they're more interested in regulating all speech rather than cutting out the middle man and regulating our morals.
If you're one of the last hairy-nosed-wombats left in Australia things got a little worse for you today. Thanks to a new mathematical tool created by researchers from James Cook University and the University of Adelaide, the wombat has been classified as not worth saving. Co-author of the safe index Professor Corey Bradshaw says he doesn't think people should give up on saving extremely endangered animals but adds, "...if you take a strictly empirical view, things that are well below in numbering in the hundreds - white-footed rock rats, certain types of hare wallabies, a lot of the smaller mammals that have been really nailed by the feral predators like cats, and foxes - in some cases it is probably not worthwhile putting a lot of effort because there's just no chance."
And they combine the knowledge from both Daedalus and Icarus, I'm guessing they'll call it Helios. Wild guess.
That the more machines you have in an army, the easier it becomes to go to war, as you don't have to worry about the loss of human life on your side.
Until it becomes mandated and I can't drive. I enjoy driving. I also understand most people would take the alternative to having to do it themselves if given the chance. Which is good, because a lot of them suck at driving. Of course, I'll die, and this generation will be fine with it because they grew up with it.
Before patents. The real lesson here is people were obtaining patents on things they didn't invent even back then.
Make me REALLY hate time travellers.
A fourty page, peer reviewed paper on how their application of force against the garage door they broke in through will revolutionize breaking and entering?
Had they actually completed such a task, they'd be able to gain the allegiance of a few American cities, wholesale.
According to their made up degrees they got at Christian bible studying universities, they ARE scientists! THEY ARE THEY ARE THEY ARE! (Repeat until you believe it.)