Wednesday, January 13, 2010
What to Say?
Lately I've been mulling over several topics.
Eli Lilly has a couple of cargo cult irons in the fire. Yesterday http://www.biospace.com/news_story.aspx?NewsEntityId=167679
But we expect dishonesty from those who practice the cargo cult science. More interesting is their own angst over being burned by the same kind of silliness. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB20001424052748704247504574604503922019082.html
Warren Buffet is qouted, "You don't ask the barber if you need a haircut". Is big pharma starting to get this concept?
The economic meltdown is another topic. Think of the financial system as a CCS airport. The meltdown is merely the locals who have given up on the arrival of the planes and gone home. It's an abstract concept. Is monetary value real or imagined? Do we gamble on the imaginations of "geniuses" or do they really have a system?
Lastly, tonight, Shadow Elite. I've just purchased this book, and have yet to read it. However I am intrigued by the notion. Is it possible that we look at our own Cargo Cult Airport and eagerly await the scholarly words of the leaders, yet off in the distance, there are those who know that the planes aren't coming? If so, how do they succeed in this type of pursuit?