|MadSci Network: Science History|
It makes me laugh when I watch interviews with world-leading scientists on the BBC. What exactly do these scientists do in their white coats in the first place. How does tracing back the roots of the telescope benefit today's scientific world? Who wants to know how those dinosaurs become extict? I see no reason why these meaningless researches will benefit today's society. Assuming that those dinos died cos' a meteorite came crashing towards Earth and knocked them off their heads, How would this knowledge help us to save the world? How would this prevent us Humans from dying the same way? Is this knowledge even necessary in the first place? Nope. It just provides jobs for professionals, that's all. The ultimate question, what are some of the breakthroughs that have been of any help to our world other than entertaining our brains with those fascinating facts of how dinos perish headless-style? Enlighten me.
Re: Haha. I am amused.
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