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1 posted on 12/31/2012 10:29:42 PM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem

They are bever going to find what they seek because it’s the next universe over. And they can’t get there from here.


2 posted on 12/31/2012 10:59:20 PM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: neverdem

Only 364 more days until the new year!


5 posted on 12/31/2012 11:55:27 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: neverdem

there they go with that “austerity” crap again


6 posted on 01/01/2013 12:19:14 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: neverdem
Saw some good news on one chart...

The USA produced 26% of the most cited research papers in the world in 2012.

We have less than 5% of the population.

And, some not so good news...

Many major European countries get considerably more “bang for the research buck.”

Individually, they produce far fewer papers.

However, their rate of most cited papers is often higher than the USA rate, for instance, almost twice as high in Switzerland.

This indicates to me that America may be wasting a considerable amount of research money compared to other highly developed nations.

Or, it may indicate there is a law of diminishing returns in R&D.

Or, it may indicate that smaller countries focus particularly well on a limited number of projects.

My guess - there is only so much world class intellectual talent.

As more and more of that talent stays in it’s home country, America may be funding more and more second rate talent.

7 posted on 01/01/2013 12:58:15 AM PST by zeestephen
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