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Topic: Unbeatable Relativity or Paradigm Shift
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Absolutely Vertical

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Registered: 4/28/13
Re: Unbeatable Relativity or Paradigm Shift
Posted: Jun 7, 2013 8:59 AM
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On 6/6/2013 10:48 PM, Tom Potter wrote:
> "Absolutely Vertical" <absolutelyvertical@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:koq8oa$7s3$1@speranza.aioe.org...

>> On 6/6/2013 9:56 AM, Tom Potter wrote:
>>> Do you think that people
>>> should get a reasonable rate of return
>>> for the time, mind and money
>>> they expend acquiring information about a "tool".

>>
>> as far as i know, fundamental science research is not done for the sake of
>> a 'reasonable rate of return'. why do you think it should be?

>
> What other social functions do you think
> should operate carte blanche
> other than war and fundamental science reseach?
>


none of them should operate carte blanche. it's just that the measurable
objectives of those activities are not practical applications in near
term. they have _different_ measures of success.

the objective of defense and war is the security of the people of a nation.
the objective of fundamental research is the advancement of knowledge
for its own sake.
the objective of support of the arts out of public funds is the
intellectual and esthetic health of the people.
the objective of support of public parks and protected lands is the
preservation of natural, undeveloped, unexploited resources for their
own sake.
the objective of space exploration is simply that: exploration.
the objective of support of emergency assistance for the least, the
last, and the lost is purely social altruism and expression of moral code.

none of these objectives have to do with practical applications in the
near term, but are considered just as valuable -- by the majority.


Date Subject Author
6/6/13
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Tom Potter
6/6/13
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Sam Wormley
6/6/13
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Tom Potter
6/7/13
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Absolutely Vertical
6/8/13
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Tom Potter
6/10/13
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Absolutely Vertical
6/11/13
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Tom Potter
6/12/13
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Graham Cooper
6/12/13
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Absolutely Vertical
6/12/13
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Sam Wormley
6/9/13
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Golshifteh Farahani
6/6/13
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p-0''0-h the cat (ES)
6/6/13
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Golshifteh Farahani
6/6/13
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Tom Potter
6/7/13
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Absolutely Vertical
6/7/13
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Brian Q. Hutchings
6/8/13
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Tom Potter
6/9/13
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p-0''0-h the cat (ES)
6/10/13
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Absolutely Vertical
6/12/13
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Brian Q. Hutchings
6/9/13
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Golshifteh Farahani
6/7/13
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Norbert_Paul
6/8/13
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Tom Potter
6/9/13
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p-0''0-h the cat (ES)
6/10/13
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Brian Q. Hutchings
6/14/13
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