6 billion euros a year September 30, 2008Posted by dorigo in news, science.
Tags: LHC, superstition
That is the amount of money, according to a report heard on the radio today, that italians spend yearly to consult magicians, astrologers and other assorted crooks. This, according to the investigation, is money spent across the board -all geographical parts of Italy contribute evenly, and people with different levels of instructions are affected in a similar way, from the tycoon who needs to take a financial decision to the underdog who wants to get his loved one to fall for him.
Six billion euros a year is a gigantic amount of money. Just imagine: if one year those people decided to spend their money on something less idiotic, we could build another LHC with the money they instead choose to throw out of the window, fostering a crew of parasites of this sick society based on superstition rather than reason. Of course, when people argue that building the LHC was “a waste of taxpayers’ money”, their mind is not crossed by the thought that it would be just so much better to strip those taxpayers of a bit more cash, to build a few more scientific experiments, given the way they instead use it.