Thursday, June 07, 2007

Research Dollars

"T. rex was no slacker. But the popular image of a nimble predator turning on a dime and chasing down prey with lightning speed is fiction, new computer models show. The terrifying tyrannosaur was actually a slowpoke. "
The article goes on and on about all this research that has been done to make this useless revelation. All I can think is why is all of this money being spent on researching the ground speed of an animal that hasn't existed for thousands of years when people are dying of heart diseases, cancer, MS, AIDS, and a host of other diseases today?
Where the fuck are the priorities when it comes to research dollars? Can someone justify to me how it's more important to know how fast a dinosaur was than to pursue possible cures and treatments for current illnesses?

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