Besides my family and friends, I think science is the one thing I care about most in the world. So the following comment I read on cnn.com in response to the LHC (basically a new atom smasher in Europe) makes me more livid than almost anything.
Frankie M September 9th, 2008 5:51 pm ET
8 Billion dollars for a science experiment?
Great way to spend $$
Where does that moron think we would be without years and years and years of spending on “science experiments”? It is like people think that everything is okay right now. No need for advancement. No need to broaden your horizons. Let’s forget that the computer you are typing on is the result of experiments going back HUNDREDS of years, that at the time no one could have predicted would lead to a way to have instantaneous porn.
And the worst part is that these people claim we shouldn’t be doing this stuff because God doesn’t want man messing around with things that he doesn’t understand. What the FUCK kind of ass backwards society do these people want to create?! I say send them off to an island and let them beat each other up with rocks and leave the real world, the adult world, the not fucking MAKE BELIEVE world to us.
DO NOT FUCK WITH SCIENCE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. Just because you don’t understand it doesn’t mean that it is wrong or bad.
Oh, and please don’t get me started on “Intelligent Design”…