Uzzah: Duck! Penis!
Whistling Kitty Chaser: Repeat, though this is a better link.
Lionel Mandrake: You know what's even sillier? Studying fruit flies!!1!Right Sarah Palin?
wildcardjack: He makes the typical academic argument that government has to fund basic research because "private sector will never fund anything that can't profit".Percival Lowell would like to provide a counter but he's dead.He makes a fair point that the science costs $20 per american vs the military costing $2000. Maybe the private sector would be able to kick in a few bucks towards basic science if we didn't have to fork over so much money.
DarwiOdrade: Duck penis goes where?[farm3.static.flickr.com image 500x352]
Isitoveryet: since this research was funded during the Bush Administration, it could very well be paying for itself.
abb3w: Whistling Kitty Chaser: Repeat, though this is a better link.And with further argument on why studying duck penis is good basic science.Though the obvious question from Fark for this poor sap is whether the research will shed any light on homosexual necrophilia mallard ducks[PDF].
MattStafford: The money doesn't get circulated back into the economy through salaries, because it is borrowed, and as such, a greater amount will have to be taken out of the economy to pay for the bonds used to fund the science.
HeartBurnKid: GOOSE PENIS!
Ed Finnerty: Our tax dollars would be better spent trying to figure out how the debbil hid all them fossils.
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