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Smart Rats, Dumb Scientists
Investor´s Business Daily, by John Merline

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Posted By:RockyTCB, 11/13/2017 5:48:20 AM

We live in an age of reason, and according to many, science is the new religion. But why should anyone trust scientists to do the right thing? At least religious leaders have moral guideposts. Scientists? Not so much. Three recent stories indicate that, whatever their gifts at research, some scientists don´t seem to have a clue about the implications of what they´re doing. Take the story about human brains and rats. Four years ago, scientists in Vienna figured out how to create little blobs of human brain tissue — called organiods — in a lab using stem cells. Now some other scientists are

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: strike3, 11/13/2017 9:05:33 AM     (No. 11450256)

Now there´s some food for thought, or fodder for science fiction authors, take your pick. Science is the way we progress but in doing so, we are required to trust people who are nothing but glorified welfare recipients. How useful can your work be if you have to beg for money from the government to conduct it? That´s why we are plagued by global warming cults.

Rats are smart enough as it is - the furry kind not the democrat kind. Now THOSE can use some help with brain development.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: FLCracker, 11/13/2017 11:57:34 AM     (No. 11450513)

Not only are scientists dumb, but apparently, they aren´t into popular culture.

"Smart Rats, Dumb Scientists" equals the movies "The Secret of NIMH" and "Ben."

I give them a pass on a sci-fi story I read in the 1960s where intelligent, human-sized rats with hands could do anything humans can do except pronounce vowels sounds other than long-E.

(So, "Smeert Reets, Deemb Scee-een-teests.")

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Reply 3 - Posted by: kono, 11/13/2017 12:22:04 PM     (No. 11450544)

What caught my attention most was the extraordinarily creepy Tardigrade creature that I had never heard of before. I read up a little about them after this article, and I may never sleep peacefully again the rest of my life.

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