Science philanthropists. Religion priests. Non religion.

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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 million to the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The gift — the largest in the school’s history — will go toward building a 61-bed residence for visitors to the institute, which brings together physicists for weeks at a time to exchange ideas. (1)

Another “philanthropist”.

Giving money to something he does not understand.
For some other people to do things he does not understand.
For analyzing models, building machines and theorizing about nothingness and it’s powers…

Just because it is called “science”.

There was a time when religion ruled the world.
People gave money to priests.
For things they did not understand either…
Too bad people believed because they just had to believe.
Just because it was called “religion”.

Then came a Man who just spoke.
Not for religion or science.
Just for love and forgiveness.
This Man did not require money.
This Man just… died.

Between religions, choose wisely.
Non-religion is the quintessence and the most powerful of them all…

Switzerland. Immigration. Science funds. Forgetting.

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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 the way we go into the future.

Via forgetting.

Not remembering…