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An American in China

The Moon is Shrinking?- Another Thing China Never Discovered

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 23, 2010


The moon is shrinking or maybe not, but that is not the key. The key issue that I see here is why are these discoveries being made in any country but China? This thought struck me while living here. I watch TV and all of the good programming, I mean intelligent stuff, not Sex and the City, but all the good programming comes from anywhere but China. And then I started to do research and discovered that all of the good research comes from anywhere but China, etc. And I am not so naive to think that the cultural revolution and the turmoil from ’49 to ’78 didn’t have something to do with it, but what I have come across is that for about the past 500 years, China has contributed nothing to the growth of mankind. This to me is astonishing, for a country that has over 20% of all of the people on the earth to not be contributing is somewhat incredible.
And even if we fast forward to the opening up of China and zoom to the 80’s which presumably was enough time for Chinese engineers to get their shit together and do some innovating, but miraculously enough, it has not happened. What is up with China, are they only good for Kung Pao Chicken and noodles?

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