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[–] Inaminit 7 points -7 points (+0|-7) ago 

OK and so what? Can you actually DO anything constructive with it? Didn't think so.

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[–] Koalemos_Grottesco 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Are you seriously ignoring the countless examples of incidental practical applications and breakthroughs arising through what started as purely experimental science? Do you even understand how scientific discovery works?

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[–] Salicaz 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago 

I'm paraphrasing but didn't Maxwell say something along the lines of "I'm sure you can build a machine with which you can tax people with." when showing a politician his relationship between magnetism and electricity with coils and magnets.