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Comment: I have a compelling case for an alternative (Score 1) 305

by rdelsambuco (#47707995) Attached to: If Fusion Is the Answer, We Need To Do It Quickly
Magic pixie hair. As everyone knows, magic pixie hair, if harvested correctly, could supply all the energy needs of an exponentially growing global economy for centuries, nay, millenia. Engineers just need to figure out how to find the pixes, and harvest their hair. I'm a compelling idea man.

Comment: Education as a state function (Score 1) 264

by rdelsambuco (#46894647) Attached to: An MIT Dean's Defense of the Humanities
I would think that critical thinking is exactly what the state wants to limit in it's citizens. And by "state," I mean the nexus of the most powerful and monied bureaucratic and commercial interests. For example, does a company like Apple benefit most from questioning consumers, or from credulous consumers?

You cannot have a science without measurement. -- R. W. Hamming

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