Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Scientific Insight

What level of research grant supported Newton’s Principia project? What funding organization sponsored Darwin’s laboratory of origined species? Who footed all the bills during Einstein’s Annus Mirabilis?

Why is it the forgettable science requires hundreds of thousands of dollars and entails an unspecified amount of time, whereas the memorable science costs nary a cent, and happens in no more than a flash?

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