Please consider registering

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —

— Match —

— Forum Options —

Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
Nobel Speech - On Idiocracy
April 2, 2011
4:19 am
VIP Member
Forum Posts: 402
Member Since:
March 25, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Amanuntele exacte ale inovatiei lui sunt peste puterea de intelegere a multora, inclusiv a mea.

Lasand la o parte aspectele tehnice, in discursul de la banchetul Nobel acest cercetator care traieste acum in Manchester da mai multe mesaje foarte puternice. Va sugerez sa vizualitati linkul de la momentul 00:01:00 inainte. Am facut un copy/paste la ceea ce mi se pare exceptional.


"A lot of praise has already been given to our work and the exciting
new material graphene. We will certainly hear even more tribute as
graphene’s impact on our lives becomes more obvious. So, let me refrain
from further praise because today is also an occasion to celebrate
something else.

The last decades were relatively peaceful and quiet for the planet.
But with no obvious danger from outside, we are facing another danger,
from inside.
Instant information about everything and everyone often
allows an individual opinion to compete with consensus and paranoia with
evidence. It is a time when one blunt honest statement can finish a
life-long political career, and one opinionated journalist can bully a
government or a royal family. Science is not immune from such pressures.
For example, how many Nobel prize-winning experiments – you think –
would have been stopped, if ethics or health-and-safety regulations at
that time were as zealous as they are today? I can think of more than a

Human progress has always been driven by a sense of adventure and
unconventional thinking. But amidst calls for "bread and circuses",
these virtues are often forgotten for the sake of cautiousness and
political correctness that now rule the world. And we sink deeper and
deeper from democracy into a state of mediocrity and even idiocracy.


Forum Timezone: Europe/London

Most Users Ever Online: 98

Currently Online:
3 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

ioana: 788

Larisa: 725

Fanu: 717

Alin: 402

Gabi Badea: 402

Mihaela: 382

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 347

Members: 2840

Moderators: 4

Admins: 1

Forum Stats:

Groups: 3

Forums: 9

Topics: 1077

Posts: 10291

Administrators: admin: 73