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A very interesting perspective, but I'm not sure I agree with the premise implied by the title.

Applications are good and all, but research into basic science should be motivated by the question 'is this scientifically interesting?' rather than the question 'is this going to be useful?' Overwhelmingly, history shows that successful scientific theories eventually find practical applications, so I say let the engineers worry about that.

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Thu Feb 21st, 2008 at 06:52:50 AM EST

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