Big science vs. Little science


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The theme of this posting is ‘big science vs. little science.’  It is somewhat of a commentary on an April 6 article by Pete Peterson entitled, “Of Space Ships and Bullet Trains” from City Journal. In this article, Mr. Peterson highlights the trials and tribulations of funding ‘big science’ projects, specifically focusing on the final landing on March 9 of the space shuttle Discovery. Mr. Peterson’s article is an account of the political jockeying that goes on to fund large government programs rooted in scientific results.