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Re: scientist / master conductor



Herve LE MEUR wrote: 

...science must be a human activity, with the goal of the populations,
and not the knowledge, or, even worse, productivity or profitability.
Do you agree? 

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Dear Herve,

When there exist one billion hungry bellies, the priorities of those
starving people are that they receive 365 billion dollars so that they
might eat a daily lunch and then fertilize a barren planet.  How can we
justify financing the means to cure society's ills?  Without the profit
motive, who would then perform the research?

Robert Cohen
http://www.notmilk.com


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