What's more, there are some apparently void elements in the circuit, but still the circuit stops working when these elements are removed.
Sounds like the textbook definition of the GP's, "[...] this bio-inspired stuff cannot easily be improved incrementally from seeing how it performs in practice.". I think that being able to improve things in that way is important, too, since these kinds of evolutionary processes are like rolling a ball down a hill to find the lowest point; it's good at finding the local minimum, but you don't know if you've found the best solution globally.
Well, you could always blink, or just close your eyes.
So are you saying you don't understand that drugs cost huge amounts of money to research, develop, test, and approve?
You should go to Wiki and look up the Fallacy of Sunk Costs.
You should go to the Wiki and look up "Why the fuck would they bother investing money in all that to begin with if they plan to exsanguinate themselves by operating at a loss from the start". The sunk cost fallacy means "Don't throw good money after bad", not "Throw your money in the garbage plan because you'll never make anything out of it anyway".
Do we really have to get an exact 50/50 gender split in every discipline before people will stop banging on about it?
No, only the ones where men outnumber women. Nobody seems to be interested in getting boys into nursing, for example.
First they clone Lennon. Then they clone Stallon.
Clone Sylvester Stallone? We can keep making new Rocky and Rambo movies forever!
I consider a new device or technology to have been culturally accepted when it has been used to commit a murder. -- M. Gallaher