Monday, August 22, 2005


Interesting take on science -- a counter-intuitive but plausible take on the rate of progress in both pure and applied science @Daily Kos: The End of... Everything. Long, but really worth a read. In essence, it suggests that we are running out of things to discover and invent. It reminds me of the statment attributed (perhaps falsely) to the head of the Patent Office in 1899: "Everything that can be invented has been invented," but there is some evidence presented to back it up.


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