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Budget Cut Hits Science Community In A Big Way

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posted on Dec, 5 2010 @ 11:31 AM
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Budget Cut Hits Science Community In A Big Way


www.usatoday.com

Last month, National Institutes of Health chief Francis Collins warned genetic researchers, for example, that promised budget cuts would likely drop their chances from a historically low 1-in-5 chance of winning federal grant money in half, to 1-in-10...

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posted on Dec, 5 2010 @ 11:31 AM
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Although I understand that the financial situation in our country is in the toilets cutting grants down from 1 in 5 scientists to 1 in 10 seems absurd. So we are trying to save money so this guy (www.usatoday.com...) can build an ark to prove that two of every animal could have fit on the original ark. Good luck getting two of every animal when you can't find a scientist willing to do the work for free!

www.usatoday.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Dec, 5 2010 @ 12:26 PM
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As the sun goes down in the west, it rises in the east.

Eventually America will be like any other primitive 3rd world nation, meanwhile the far east, that actively pour tons of money into their R&D will be seen as the new pinnicle of innovation and progression in the world.

America...well...we get what we deserve I guess. Either invest heavily in progressing new and innovative technologies, or be prepared to have a nation full of shoemakers working for nickles.

This...this is the most critical part of American survival for our future...not the current tax rate, not health insurance, not how many bombs we have, or how great our triple stack cheeseburger tastes...its how much does government spend in advancing technology. that is the deciding factor 100% on if the nation survives or fails.

We will fail..this is quickly becoming a absolute and undeniable.

Take a quick glance at the pie chart on what we spend as a nation. what that -should- read is the military budget cut to 1/4th its size, and the 3/4ths should have simple words R&D. every research in every field with billions upon billions of dollars shovelled to propel science forward rapidly...everything from holographic generators, matter replication for food from sand, etc...that is how we will survive and thrive.

A bomb typically does not create a economic bubble.



posted on Dec, 5 2010 @ 12:48 PM
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Thank you for your thourough response. I agree with everything you had to say, we are already seeing the consequences of our actions and things are just going to get worse if we don't pull our heads out of our lovely american as.......nevermind



posted on Dec, 5 2010 @ 01:04 PM
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Great news!

Most of these studies are junk science for the sole purpose of receiving grants. Examples include Global Warming, and the latest food and smoking scares.

No one gets money for good news, so the more disturbing study the better and scientists know this.



posted on Dec, 5 2010 @ 01:12 PM
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Originally posted by Carseller4
Great news!

Most of these studies are junk science for the sole purpose of receiving grants. Examples include Global Warming, and the latest food and smoking scares.


Even though I hit reply, I am not sure how to even respond to that beyond...wow.

wow.

really? just...wow.

Junk science leads to junk technology..like alternative fuels, clean foods, and body flushes to remove destructive elements (like tar) from your body.

again..just wow.

Yep...America...screwed and possibly deserving of its fate.



posted on Dec, 5 2010 @ 01:30 PM
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Originally posted by Carseller4
Great news!

Most of these studies are junk science for the sole purpose of receiving grants. Examples include Global Warming, and the latest food and smoking scares.

No one gets money for good news, so the more disturbing study the better and scientists know this.


You have no idea how science works.



Funding science and technology is the best thing you can do with taxpayers money, period. The deficit needs to be lowered, but this is surely not the place to make big cuts in.



posted on Dec, 5 2010 @ 10:31 PM
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Originally posted by Carseller4
Great news!

Most of these studies are junk science for the sole purpose of receiving grants. Examples include Global Warming, and the latest food and smoking scares.

No one gets money for good news, so the more disturbing study the better and scientists know this.


I feel like this post got lost in translation...were you trying to be nice and just didn't read the article?



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