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  •  Meh. (0+ / 0-)

    They have no clue about anything related to it. Wouldn't even know where to start looking, don't care enough to try. The only people who care about this kind of knowledge are those who really want to know (and spend a lifetime seeking). It's worth keeping in mind that all scientists, engineers and technicians (non-medical) put together in this country don't quite account for 2.5% of the population.

    Politicians only care if it promises to return something 'valuable' to their power games. As in doomsday weapons and such. Those sort of "someday, maybe" promises coming from expensive high end science don't mean a lot these days. They'd much rather cut a cyclotron or two than weapons systems the military doesn't want or need.

    No need for religious extremism if good ol' pragmatism will work.

    Now, more than ever, we need the Jedi.

    by Joieau on Mon Feb 21, 2011 at 04:27:20 PM PST

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