Thursday, December 31, 2009

Scientific discoveries of the decade. Chapter 1

The first contestant up to the mark is Colin Blakemore - Professor of Neuroscience at the Universities of Oxford and Warwick.

He nominates the breakthrough in the human genome project (pause while Rog makes joke about porcelain or plastic garden ornaments in form of small bearded men).

He says it is jolly important, although nothing has come of it yet. It probably will though, as it is ever so expensive. He predicts that “amazing new technologies will start to transform our understanding of how our bodies develop, work and go wrong.”

I predict that amazing new technologies will develop, seldom work and go wrong at enormous cost. Like my pals trying to understand the atom, the dna researchers will devise a way to spend a few billion quid, probably on some device to hurtle poor or dumb people into each other at almost the speed of light to see what results. More poxy scientists would be my guess.

9 comments:

zIggI said...

I think you're right.

Looking forward to chapter 2.

Richard said...

Teh scientists will be on to a winner if they can genetically modify a strain of lentils that don't make you fart and a way to visit your blog without crashing my mother's broadband. Everything works fine but as soon as I come here Mr Gates' lifetime's work dissolves into a series of "sorry, can't cope, life is shit I'm shutting down" warnings.

Dave said...

I was going to say something prfound, but it would probably come out silly.

KAZ said...

So Colin's a professor at TWO universities.
It's a wonder he has time to fiddle with his genomes.

I, Like The View said...

I was going to write "and a very happy new year to you, too" but now I'm wondering what prfound means

but it proably only means that Dve wasn't concentrating (he'll blame his drgs)

on topic, I'm also wondering how many billions of global credit will be thrown at new scientific advances in the hope that we as a species are advanced sufficiently far such that we might solve some of the problems we've created for ourselves (but now I'm preaching on Donnnnnnnn's turf, so I'll stop)

I should have stopped at the seasonal greeting!

Donnw/2nz said...

If the Genome Project discoveries offer insightful resolutions that would prevent tedious asshats from reproducing and entering politics, then I'm all-in.

Donnw/2nz said...

ILTV
Preach it Sistah preach it!

I, Like The View said...

don't encourage me, I stopped that kind of sensible blogging years ago

now I leave it to your good self and dear sweet Vicus. . .

Son of Groucho said...

I really don't know where you get your jaundiced view of humanity from, Vicus! ;)

Happy New Year you Old Sod!