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Re: scientist / master conductor

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


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