Commentary

 

Clearly the time has come to take a fresh look at what is happening in the world of science and technology.  The avalanche of exciting scientific and technological advancements in the USA, that began in the early 1900’s, and continued through the 1960’s, suddenly slowed down.  At some point it was no longer front page news.  Apparently it also vanished within the hallowed halls of the U.S. Congress as well, because funding for exotic, but useful research projects like the Super Collider, and a host of other worthwhile, projects was no longer available.  That led to the USA sliding from the top of the technology totem pole to somewhere lower down. 

It is no secret that it is politically expedient for some elected officials to focus heavily on social programs to garner votes.  Of course, some social programs are vitally needed, and I am happy that they exist, but it is science and technology that will provide the path to the future for humankind.  Without it there would not likely be a desirable future for any of us.  With that in mind, I intend to use this forum to share with my readers what I know about the world of science.  I feel that it is important that we understand the potential of a pleasant future for all of us.

Jim

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