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Deep thoughts on scientific research

Heard on France Inter the other day about scientific research funding (didn't catch the names of the authors of these quotes though):

"Ignorance will always be more expensive than research."

"Electricity wasn't discovered by trying to improve the candle."

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InfinitiesLoop said:

Isaac Asimov: The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not Eureka! (I found it!) but rather, "hmm.... that's funny...."
# September 29, 2006 8:51 PM

Vikram said:

"Electricity wasn't discovered by trying to improve the candle." to add to that neither was Asp.Net discovered in trying to improve ASP.
# September 30, 2006 7:22 AM