NY Times headline: "President Plans Decade-Long Effort to Map Human Brain"
posted at 2/18/2013 10:52 AM EST
Wow...and I thought the multi-talented Obama was off playing golf with Tiger Woods!
The Times headlines will never use Obama's name in relation to any story on the crappy economy, but hey, Obama is going to study the brain, what a genius.
It is science, of course, so we dumb rube conservatives better not object to it! The government bureaucrats may well study the conservative brain and decide surgery is warranted in every case...
"The project, which could ultimately cost billions of dollars, is expected to be part of the president’s budget proposal next month. And, four scientists and representatives of research institutions said they had participated in planning for what is being called the Brain Activity Map project."
"The details are not final, and it is not clear how much federal money would be proposed or approved for the project in a time of fiscal constraint or how far the research would be able to get without significant federal financing. "
"The initiative, if successful, could provide a lift for the economy.." Yeah, the poor sucker working hard at Wal Mart can expect a new job mapping the brain any day now.
Can we study the liberal brain and determine why spending billions we dont have stimulates their nerve cells to irrational levels?
The successful Human Genome Project had a specific and attainable goal , which was achieved...what is the specific measure of success or failure, for 'mapping the brain"? We await the big brains of liberal bureaucrats to enlighten us dummies.