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Think about the the "scientific research food chain", which works like this:

As a Ph.D. student, I get paid to teach and do research at my university. I also get a scholarship which reduces my tuition as well. That money has to come from somewhere, and it comes from the institution. Professors are the people that secure money for research.

Professors and researchers at institutions need money to pay their graduate students to conduct the basic research. Now money isn't free, but you do have some options to pay for research:
1) Pay for it yourself (out of the question)
2) submit a request for a grant from a nonprofit or government entity
3) partner with a company that is investing in research in the same area you are


Option 1 is out the window, as most research budgets are hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars.
Option 2 is what is typically done in academic research groups. Here, the group has the freedom to research what they want, as long as they can find funding.
Option 3 is less common (usually a company will approach you, not the other way around).

Now that your professor has money to pay you, you can now conduct your research knowing that you will have a roof over your head at the end of the day. When you get your results, if the results are promising, the results are usually used in your next grant application to convince people that you deserve the money more than some other research group. Assuming you get funding, the whole process starts over again.

The simple fact is, scientific research is a system which is, in part, powered by money; someone has to pay for all the equipment i use everyday, and without that equipment, I won't be able to get the results i need to keep the food chain going.
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Acne is related to diet somehow, and this took you a decade to understand?


Seriously?
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Acne is related to diet somehow, and this took you a decade to understand?


Seriously?

I know.

I was quite angered at myself for letting myself become so brainwashed into medical scientific jargon and acne med ads.
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I know.

I was quite angered at myself for letting myself become so brainwashed into medical scientific jargon and acne med ads.

you're unbelievable
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neither communism nor democracy look great on paper. both are really just ideologies, they are not systems of laws and regulations (which CAN be inspected for quality, applicability, etc.).

so the entire point of your massive post is void from the start, you dumb fuck.
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What he does not understand is the scientific method fails when all the data is filtered through a Ouija board
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I am not gonna lie, I did have to loop up what an Ouija board was.
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Arguing with these guys is useless ... they have no appreciation for Jante Law, which makes me quite :sad:

Don't half your threads deal with the exact opposite of Jante Law?
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Don't half your threads deal with the exact opposite of Jante Law?
After looking it up, I would have to say that 100% of his threads are the exact opposite.

The ten rules (of Jante law) state:

Don't think you're anything special
Don't think you're as good as us.
Don't think you're smarter than us.
Don't convince yourself that you're better than us.
Don't think you know more than us.
Don't think you are more important than us.
Don't think you are good at anything.
Don't laugh at us.
Don't think anyone cares about you.
Don't think you can teach us anything.
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You are either completely fucked in the head or a troll with such great skill and attention to detail that it borders on a psychosis and therefore, once again, completely fucked in the head.

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