It's easy to say that, except we still have the world class universities that have people flocking from across the world. And the majority of the people in said universities are still our dumb-as-bricks high school kids.
Even if you have the smart people, and they come up with ideas for FTL (and people HAVE come up with ideas, even pretty good ones already), there are lots of practical difficulties to execute them, and there's not enough money for the actual experiments.
And, admittedly, war spending is a tricky thing. To paraphrase one sitcom character (I want to say it was on Will and Grace), "Sure, you may think it's silly for me to buy a gun in case of apocalypse instead of buying up supplies, but if I have a gun and you don't, who's going to have the supplies?"
Look at the status of space-borne gravitational wave detectors, or fusion stuff. We don't have them, because they cost tons of money, and also take more than two years, and NOBODY is willing to spend money on anything that doesn't have any returns in the first two years.
In the season 6 finale,
Were some of the Faith militants involved, as when Lancel went following the child that later stabbed him, none of them went to fetch Cersei
Additionally, how did Cersei get the candle all set up and ready to set off a chain reaction- and at the righ...
And I've had experience with the years leading up to college. Money is wildly mismanaged, corruption is rampant, and for a few billion dollars you can do less than what a yearly public school spending review board would do.
"Why did you fire all the aids and promote four principals to cushy desk jobs?"
HEY FRESHMAN! Look at this Expensive-As-$%^& book! The subject doesn't make any sense, right? That's because it was written by a university professor with 10 years of education and 30 years of experience in an advanced form, and 0 perspective of what it is to be a new person to the topic!
I've heard lots of scary rumours about the state of education there, and it's quite different than from here (there are differences within Europe too of course), but I don't know enough about its history so the dates aren't meaningful, yes.
If you're working on a soft science or a humanity? Awesome. If you're working on engineering, transcendental calculus, etc? Forget about it. The profs ascended to a new plane of existence and don't understand what's wrong with you simpletons.
@ThaddeusHowze And, arguably, because the PhD model, by its nature, is guaranteed to be a lousy job market because one PhD will, over his career, enable hundreds of students to go after his one job. So they have to support themselves somehow...
Events in Game of Thrones season 6 have proceeded with rather uneven timing:
Episode 9 is perhaps excusable, since it is tightly focused. But the last episode is particularly egregious:
Can anyone tell me what the approximate timeline of season 6 is? I'm especially interested in the time ga...
@Axelrod at least in the chicago area, every highschool has some form of "honors" program that provides higher level classes. ive never heard of a school that doesnt in the area, plus we have tons of magnet schools that willsend busses to pick up smarter kids and take them to better schools. the biggest issues we have is that youll get beat up if your to smart, end up playing dumb, getting into a gang, ect
@Rincewind Doesn't work as an SE icon, which must be the same icon scaled to various sizes between 16x16 and 164x164. If SE allowed you to upload different versions of the userpic for different sizes, it could work, but SE doesn't let you do that now.
Like, for example, the thought of IV fluid replacement gave scary thoughts to me for a while, but later I realized it was actually good stuff, it only seemed bad because I had them in my childhood only when I was so ill I couldn't eat.
We know that Horcruxes are made with a fragment of the creator's soul.
We know that each subsequent time Voldemort made a Horcrux, he further damaged his soul.
We also know that Tom Riddle's Diary was probably the first Horcrux. (See "What order were the Horcruxes made in?")
My question is, do...
and there like whats your pain, and im like i duno maybe a 6 ( i had been vomiting for 12 hours so my abbs were killing me) so their like GET THE MORPHINE APPEDICITIS, so 4 hours later after drinking the tracer i get a ct scan to confirm that i was fine