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Science needs to be more dangerous

Science needs to be more dangerous | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it

We live in a world that is increasingly risk averse, obsessed with risk management and harm minimisation. This results in bizarre decisions such as children not being able to play tag for fear of injuries. Some think that such risk management creates conservatism in funding bodies that are more likely to fund safe research with assured outcomes rather than high-risk projects.


But what exactly do we mean by thinking dangerously? In short, scientists need room to propose ideas that could seem too far-fetched or controversial at first glance...

Deanna Dahlsad's insight:

For example, Allow Extinction: "If humans think endangered species can be brought back by science and a techno-fix approach, what motivation is there to conserve anything?"

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Samsung's Easy-To-Assemble Origami Printer - PSFK

Samsung's Easy-To-Assemble Origami Printer - PSFK | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
The Origami printer is a prototype that simplifies the manufacturing process and makes the device more environmentally friendly to dispose of.
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An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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