Category: Research funding
Science, money and politics: An unholy bond.
Science and politics… A group of the world’s leading experts in science, medicine and economics threw their support behind Hillary Clinton in the recent elections.  After Trump was elected, almost all known scientific magazines started publishing articles about how everything will be… destroyed because the republican nominee was elected. All of these catastrophy scenarios […]
Decline in religion, decline in morality.
Religious decline does not equal moral decline, says researcher.  How original. Stupid prejudiced science reaches to stupid prejudiced conclusions. We must be careful to compare things with the same standards. Morality has not declined based on our standards now, because our standards have demised into a pulp of liberalism. But morality and ethics is […]
Stem cells therapies. Stem cells marketing stunts.
An injured knee can cost a pro football player millions of dollars, or even an entire career. MIT Technology Review reports that, in an effort to regrow cartilage and heal injured tissue quickly, hundreds of players are injecting bone marrow cells into their knees and hips. Evidence is weak that the procedure actually works and, […]
Science philanthropists. Religion priests. Non religion.
Charles T. Munger has been known for many things over his decades-long career, including longtime business partner of Warren E. Buffett; successful investor and lawyer; and plain-spoken commentator with a wide following. Now Mr. Munger, 90, can add another title to that list: deep-pocketed benefactor to the field of theoretical physics. He has donated $65 […]
Switzerland. Immigration. Science funds. Forgetting.
Starting today, scientists in Switzerland will again be able to apply for some research funds from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program—including coveted grants from the European Research Council (ERC). Both sides reached a short-term deal undoing restrictions imposed on Swiss scientists after a referendum to curb mass immigration back in February. (1) This is […]
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