"Kevin" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org... > Ya know, I met this kid in college and his major was physics... He > was > absolutely positive that he could make cold fusion work and he wasn't > going to let anything stand in his way... Uh, cold fusion has been > discredited and so what are the implications of that? Uh, Well, I'm > obsessed with building a better microscope... No one will pay me to > do > it since cold fusion has been discredited... It isn't like there > should be any obvious link between the two but... > It is a bit of friendly academic tit for tat in speculating what is a > sphere in higher academe... The major priority in building a better > microscope is to determine how to freeze coarse adjustments to > facilitate fine adjustments... > > A sphere ultimately must mean to identify whatever it is that requires > 'global initiative' in order to obtain an objective view of what the > odds of success are... Basically, Fermilab seems to be most capable of > building a better microscope but that is bad news for me and the rest > of us if Fermilab is a political num-num that helps just the Japanese.