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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000135.txt from 2004/08

From: =?iso-8859-1?q?Tony=20Pay?= <tony_pay@-----.uk>
Subj: Re: [kl] Different worlds....
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2004 10:55:08 -0400

--- Joseph Wakeling <joseph.wakeling@-----.net> wrote:
> George Kidder wrote:
>
> > The person who I believe to be the original author made the statement
> > specifically about science. And you would have to dig him up in order
> > to shoot him!
>
> I think it's complete crap as regards science as well. None of the
> really good ideas seem to come out of "quantification".

And certainly the requirement to justify scientific research on the basis of
the measurable benefits it can be shown to deliver -- its 'cost-effectiveness'
-- is one of the most perniciously short-sighted policies ever to have been
dreamt up.

Tony

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