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Science is vital [Oct. 5th, 2010|03:11 pm]
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I just got forwarded an email from these people : http://scienceisvital.org.uk/

I think this is the first time I've seen a demo that I actually firmly believe in and will probably go along to. Not to mention that with the planned cuts, the likelihood of my finding a job in 2.5 years time will be considerably diminished.

Slightly off topic, technocracy and the accompanying implications is fairly old fashioned, and yet is something I must have instinctively believed in since reading Brave New World when I was 11.  It may be classed as a novel about a dystopian future, but it makes a lot of sense in terms of world happiness via utilitarianism (I'm not counting the eugenics focus here). It's also the way the world seems to be moving (adding an obsession with longevity). There are a lot of arguments for happiness being put into a more positive relief by unpleasant and unhappy events, but how many people would really experience the bad side of life by choice if it was avoidable? *end off topic rant

Anyway, sign the petition, maybe.