[ExI] Against government science funding was Re: New Hope for Alzheimer's Disease Vaccine
sjatkins at mac.com
Sat Apr 19 07:03:09 UTC 2008
On Apr 15, 2008, at 4:04 AM, Stefano Vaj wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 13, 2008 at 4:44 PM, John Grigg <possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com
> > wrote:
>> I think that while war is a very ugly thing, scientific spinoffs from
>> military research have been hugely beneficial to society in general.
> Whatever one may think of First and Second and Cold War, they have
> corresponded to periods of accelerated technological progress.
We actually have no way of knowing how much progress would have been
made without these long drawn out expensive exercises replete with a
lot of major moral compromise and expansion of Big Brother. The
argument that military adventurism and heavy military spending is
justified because it leads to technological progress is decidedly post
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