Trope-a-Day: Potential Applications

Potential Applications (Just Think of the Potential): Worrying too much about the Potential Applications in the negative sense (you can have all the enthusiasm you want about them in the positive sense) will get you thrown right out of the Fellowship of Natural Philosophy¸et. al., as an Obstructively Naysaying Regressive Luddist Knuckle-Dragging Neophobe, and among the All who will be Shown, and so on and so forth.

(If you look really hard, some of their more sober members may occasionally admit that there have been some problems caused by Science, but as they will immediately tell you, the solution to any and all of those is obviously MORE SCIENCE!!!  After all, as the traditional condescension would have it, “The problems of knowledge have never been solved by ignorance; nor the problems of capability by incapability.”)