Roland Dürre
Wednesday September 29th, 2010

(Deutsch) Großprojekte, die ich mag.

3 Kommentare zu “(Deutsch) Großprojekte, die ich mag.”

  1. Chris Wood (Thursday September 30th, 2010)

    I know little about the Stuttgart station, but Roland may well be right. Capitalism works well, as long as people are risking their own money or careers. But when they get good at avoiding repercussions from their mistakes, its advantages disappear.
    I want to mention a big devolved project that I approve of. Indian scientists have genetically engineered potatoes (spuds) to have a higher proportion of protein. It took only one extra gene. Then they were surprised to find that crop yields were substantially increased. This is a “devolved” project, since “production” will be carried out by millions of farmers. Spuds are good for the future, being mostly eaten locally.
    Spuds are almost always cloned, so they have little genetic variability, and are endangered by new diseases, (e.g. the Irish potato famine). So it will be important to apply this genetic engineering to many varieties of spud, not just 3 or 4. On the plus side, experience in engineering spuds will help cope with any new infections.
    This project has similar benefits to those of C4rice, a project excessively criticised by Roland. (I cannot find C4 rice in the blog archive; what happened)? I recognise the dangers of genetic engineering, particularly regarding certain companies, but I believe it can be controlled, and without it the future looks grim.

  2. Chris Wood (Thursday September 30th, 2010)

    Can anyone explain to me why hydrogen is regarded as a good fuel for future cars? Why would diesel not be better? Given enough electricity, this can be generated from water and CO2. Of course the kilometres per Euro will be much less than when the fuel comes from oil wells. But will hydrogen be any better? Diesel is much easier and safer to store and transport. Diesel motors are already well developed.

  3. kuhn hans-peter (Thursday September 30th, 2010)

    Roland, Du vereinigst in Dir alle Voraussetzungen zu einem glaubhaften Lokalpolitiker.

    Wag den Sprung doch einfach mal!!!

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