>>230142>Science is trapped by capitalism
Are the people who run and hang out on leftypol retarded?
I'm a research scientist who has worked on the upcoming Mars mission, and hearing this take makes me think the people on this board have no fucking idea what they're talking about.
1st) A vast amount of research is dedicated towards projects which by design have no application which can be made to turn profits or usage in the private sector. There are Mathematical researchers who strive as hard as they can to focus research on subjects which cannot be applied in any meaningful way.
2nd) Most of the research scientists I've encountered working at colleges across the world are socialists. So many research scientists are socialists that I guarantee that there were at least 2 socialists behind every vaccine on the market today. Socialists run the colleges, vote in the college senate and determine funding for research… Not capitalists.
3rd) Most research scientists have no interest in generating capital or patents or helping advance private interests. Those scientists who clearly work in coordination with big pharma and the military industrial complex are often pariahs amongst colleagues. They don't tend to advance in academic environments.
4th) A vast amount of the research which helped empower modern technology was done with out of pocket funding from scientists who gained access to labs from teaching.
It's disappointing to see people who clearly have no fucking idea how research is conducted today swamp a socialist board with takes on academic research that were probably gleaned by some disgruntled ex-college researcher who truly sucked at producing objective results of interest. There's this misconception spread by disgruntled weed outs bashing scientific research who mask themselves as ex-insiders that the research community should be interested in everybody's brain farts. The fact is that the research community just wants to see results or outcomes, and simply doesn't have the time to read every brain fart that is dressed up with scientific lingo. It's not because they're in cahoots with the capitalist overlords and illuminati. Most modern researchers make less than software engineers. They just don't have time to listen to people shit talking lingo about theories that have no normative data to back them up.