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August 6, 2012

Science or Circus?

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Would You Rather Know the Origin of Life or Watch People Run Faster Than Others?

Posted by gerardvanderleun at August 6, 2012 5:53 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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I could cut the Olympics down to half the size of the money wasted on sending drones to Mars this afternoon. That's a lot of Baksheesh, but it's all Baksheesh.

Posted by: Casca at August 7, 2012 8:56 AM

Men are from Mars, women watch the Olympics.

Posted by: Gagdad Bob at August 7, 2012 9:38 AM

Casca,

You learned how much in kindergarten?

Posted by: Alan Kellogg at August 7, 2012 11:54 AM

Casca,

You learned how much in kindergarten?

Posted by: Alan Kellogg at August 7, 2012 11:59 AM

Oh, Alan, please instruct me. Correct my foolishness, I beg of you, you miserable old scrunt.

I really couldn't give a shit about the Olympics, which is a large scale fraud, or collecting rocks and dinosaur dung on Mars, which is also a fraud.

Posted by: Casca at August 7, 2012 8:47 PM

Casca - I'm with you about the Olympics especially as the cost is being borne by a much smaller economy than the USA. Notably, it's 300% over its initial budget. It's been hijacked by corporations to the extent that they won't let you take your own food into the stadium so that you will have to buy McDonalds' unhealthy, synthetic shite. And most of what's been built is going to end up torn down afterwards; the football club that were promised the main stadium for a cheap price on the condition that the athletics track would stay have already welshed on that deal, for example - they are going to knock it down and build a dedicated football pitch in its place.

However, IMHO the money spent on the Mars rover is well spent. A damn sight better than the three orders of magnitude more money spent blowing big holes in Iraq, or the two orders of magnitude more spent ensuring banksters keep their jobs and their bonuses, anyway.

Posted by: Fletcher Christian at August 8, 2012 1:31 AM

Given the way the world's economy is going, it might be better to learn how to run faster.

Posted by: Peccable at August 8, 2012 7:00 AM

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