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Quote from: jt512 on Today at 02:36:46 AMMy experience is that the best and brightest in these fields go into academia.
Quote from: jt512 on November 27, 2023, 07:37:21 PMQuote from: daniel1948 on November 27, 2023, 06:51:23 PMSome scientists choose to work in fields actively harmful to society, or, more commonly, to work in whatever field they can find work. People who are not independently wealthy have to work for a living, and scientists are no different. Most people, including scientists, will take whatever job pays the most. Often this means screwing over the poor on behalf of the rich.
Holy shit, are you ever ignorant about scientists. Let me guess: you know none are just talking out of your ass.
For almost my entire entire adult life almost my entire circle of friends has comprised scientists. I can thus tell you that you are categorically wrong. Scientists choose to work in the field they love, indeed are passionate about. They dedicate their lives, not to making a buck, but to the discovery of new knowledge. Any scientist working in academia has made the conscious choice not to take the best-paying job precisely so they can work on exactly what fascinates them.
You have no idea what you're talking about, and are just reciting long-discredited Marxist bullshit.
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Quote from: daniel1948 on November 21, 2023, 06:29:19 PMQuote from: arthwollipot on November 21, 2023, 04:41:20 PMQuote from: daniel1948 on November 21, 2023, 10:31:23 AMCost is the real obstacle to space colonization. Making it just safe enough is obscenely expensive.
Which is why it is being done by billionaires, who aren't constrained by normal human emotions.
Nobody is doing space colonization. Bezos is trying to start a space tourism business for billionaires, sub-orbital and eventually LEO, and Musk is running a for-profit business taking people and supplies to and from the ISS. Musk talks about colonizing Mars, but what he really wants is for the government to pay him to transport supplies and people. He'll invest his own money in building the capacity, but that's with a view to selling transport services. He won't finance a colony. He expects to make his investment back.
Quote from: Tassie Dave on November 20, 2023, 08:24:35 PMQuote from: Harry Black on November 20, 2023, 04:36:27 AMHeadgear in boxing seems likely to cause more brain damage.
I have the same view of helmets in American Football. It can be argued that the players are sustaining worse long term brain injury (CTE) by wearing the helmets. They go in much harder and faster than they would if they weren't wearing a helmet.