posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 02:08 PM
Originally posted by Brainiac
...They get orgasmic about something that we will never encounter! It just blows their mind, but adds nothing to the human race as a benifit...
No wonder the Government wants to cancel Nasa...
I have no problem with scientists getting excited over this stuff. There are many things about my profession that I find exciting that may bore other
people to tears, but that doesn't mean I think my profession is useless.
Just because the understanding black holes, or supernovas, or pulsars, or whatever have no perceivable direct benefit to the human race does not mean
that science should not strive to better understand these things. The knowledge gained about these seemingly far away objects IS often directly
relatable to more earthly concerns. For example, understanding the physics of a black hole may help us better understand the physics of the quantum
world that is all around us.
They need to 86 MIT while they are at it, i've found no relevant need for MIT, if you see what they put all their time and uber intelligence
into you would agree with me too...
Well, MIT is a university that teaches our young people how to become engineers, physicists, architects, economists, and computer scientists, among
other things. Some of the worlds best engineers, architects, physicists, etc. have graduated from the university. I think it is still definitely
relevant as a school for higher learning.
As a research institute, many of the worlds best technologies were first realized by the cutting-edge (and, admittedly, often off-the-wall) research
that is done there. The military radar was perfected there. Advances in photography were developed there (George Eastman of Eastman-Kodak was a huge
benefactor of MIT). Many of the physicists who worked on (and are still working on) quantum mechanics work for MIT. One of the principle
investigators for the Human Genome Project (which decoded our DNA) works at MIT. RAM for the first modern computers were created at MIT. Plus, many
advances in robotics and computer intelligence have come from there.