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PAC slams UK.gov for lack of evidence-based science investments

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Quite how you make a business case for pure science, I don't understand. No-one knows what it will lead to. Unless the first priority is to build a working futurescope I suppose.

I mean back in the early 1900s, when Schrodinger, Heisenberg, Fermi et al were coming up with all that batshit-crazy-sounding quantum theory stuff, who could possibly have predicted that it would lead to the semiconductors, transistors, microchips, computers, internet and, ultimately, lolcats on which our modern economy is based?

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