Registered: Apr 2009
09-23-10 12:53 PM
Gigantic taxpayer boondogle.
Sold via outlandish claims of discoveries that will occur "in the near future", always just down the road, never arriving at said place in road, and the grandiose hyping of the results of every experiment, as though it's just about to change civilization. Changes to occur, once again, "very soon". Promising that there will be forthcoming applications for numerous other disciplines very soon.
Billions of taxpayer dollars borrowed from the chinese so that a few individuals with delusions of grandeur can
debate the number of angels on the head of a pin do a scientific experiment. And we know that we're all supposed to bow down when someone says that magic word...science.
At some point down the road, when taxpayers begin to grumble about a lack of anything substantial from their investment, we're likely to see a very predictable result. The "scientists" will "find" the magnificent discovery they've been looking for, but will refuse to divulge the information, even in the face of freedom of information legal requests, all the while proclaiming there to be a scientific consensus among those with credibility.
Yes, I am anti-science. But, when the definition of science has been perverted and turned on it's head, what choice do I have?