Growing up you believe the world is meant to be the way it is. The older I get the more I realise that this is not the case. The world is full of injustices and atrocities that governments and the voice of faith expect us to accept, though with each passing year they grow fewer and fewer, at least one would hope. I have created this blog as a space for me to rant about all things science, politics, philosophy and religion, before it’s too late and the vessel of new atheism propelled by a growing surge in secularism solves all of the world’s problems for good.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Altruism And A Win For Scientific Research!


Today, the Picaso painting from 1935 named Jeune Fille Endormie (Young Girl Sleeping) was anonymously donated by an American owner to the University of Sydney on the premise that it was sold with all proceeds going to scientific research. The paining could be worth $18 million dollars! Wow, what an epic win for scientific research in Australia.
"Professor Michael Spence, the University's Vice Chancellor says most of the money will go to the University's new Centre for Obesity Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease."
For more on the story see this ABC article.

This is a particularly important contribution to scientific research, especially medical research, in the light of the recent thread of funding cuts from the government for medical research.

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