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    Technical Fellow Kelly_Bramble's Avatar
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    Have you heard the joke about the chemist, the physicist and the engineer who get wrecked on a desert isle, with a huge supply of canned baked beans as their only food? The chemist says that he can start a fire using the neighboring palm trees, and calculate the temperature at which a can will explode. The physicist says that she can work out the trajectory of each of the baked beans, so that they can be collected and eaten. The engineer says, ‘Hang on, guys, you’re doing it the hard way. Let’s assume we already have a solution - a can opener.’

    Ignoring the details to why I’m posting this, that’s what a lot of modern science is today – ivory tower theorists explaining to everyone else that their ideas are right because they made the math work in the model that they made up. And so long as they have a PhD the rest of us feel obligated to give their ideas the time of day no matter how little the model resembles the actual real world.

    I’m just saying….

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    ...and i am just answering...

    You give way too much credence to Academics.

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    Technical Fellow jboggs's Avatar
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    You mean like those that spent millions of dollars developing an ink pen that would write in zero gravity for astronauts? Then a technician said, "Use a pencil."

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