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Micheal Savage

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a public database of research and information

The internet is a great start towards this goal. I believe that if someone has a topic they wish to learn about they should have the means regardless of background and money restrictions to do so. The internet is great but misinformation is difficult to sort through. this can stimulate greater learning and ideas for a brighter future. Its not enough to try and fund schools colleges for learning to the wealthy and those in positions that have access to schools with sufficient resources. This will boost technological development exponentially ensuring a brighter future for all of mankind.

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  • Sep 10 2011: Absolutely. This is a great idea. It would help eliminate the current need for translation between the scientific community and the general public. Complex scientific ideas and even less complex ones often get misinterpreted and misrepresented to the general public. The public's lack of access to scientific resources prevents them from being able to understand the true nature of most scientific discoveries. Science is not nearly as black and white as it is presented. By black and white I mean that many scientific discoveries are represented as evidence of certainties rather than evidence of possibilities. This is a very important distinction that would be more obvious if people could read (and understand) the scientific papers behind the conclusions that are presented to the public. There are many social issues that need to be addressed in addition to providing such a scientific database, such as improving access to the internet for people of low socioeconomic status (which would probably require some sort of economic investment) and improving the general population's ability to understand science through educational reform.

    Also check out my response to your comment in the similarities between religion thread. I am curious about your thoughts.

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