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Kateryna Shkarina

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Why do we need to invest into fundamental scientific research?

I am pretty much interested in correct argumentation why do we need a fundamental science, what are the current and future benefits of fundamental research in areas such as biology, physics etc, and how to explain the necessity of financial support of such projects for general public

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    Mar 17 2013: How to explain what you call a necessity? You don't. You can't. And it has nothing to do with you. It has to do with us. We don't trust those who make such decisions for us because they have so badly abused their power and assumed authorities that they were never meant to have. They do not make wise decisions, and even the best of offers is accompanied by the inclusion of a barbaric mandate.

    Example: There is a real reason why our government isn't promoting meditation, that is known to cure or alleviate so many illnesses and prevent so many deaths.. That's because Big Pharma is profitable, but meditation is free. Profits fund political campaigns that keep incumbents in office where they profit from the ability to use their office to become wealthy at our expense. Not only that, but regular meditation eliminates fear and stress, and we are manipulated by our fears that our officials keep shoving down our throats in order to get us to vote for them.

    In the final scheme of things, I don't want government funding ANYTHING on my behalf. I would like to know what is happening so that I can personally fund those programs that I would like funded. When I am forced (in order to survive) to fund anything that is not an absolute necessity, then I am turned into a slave, and slavery is never kind - even if the slave master calls itself Big Brother.
    • Mar 17 2013: Thank you very much for this comment. A really strong argumentation. You really gave me something to think about.
      I appreciate it.

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