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1.Good feeling
2.Makes an interesting conversation topic
3.The competition
4.It gets us closer to a cure for dangerous diseases, which we might run into later
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post #82 of 133
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Originally Posted by Raul-7 View Post
It's major fallacy to assume pharmaceutical companies want to cure cancer.

Treating the symptoms makes more profit than curing the disease.
Since when is Stanford a pharmaceutical company?

Besides, it's equally a fallacy to assume that pharmaceutical companies would rather have people die or that there's no one out there who's actively researching for a cure. Name me a disease and I could point you to ten different research labs who are all looking for a cure for that disease.
post #83 of 133
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Originally Posted by SadSoul View Post
why waste money an power an time an wear down ur componenets folding 24/7??

What ya get outta it?
Hope for a cure, mainly. I lost one of my best childhood friends to lung cancer, and my dad smokes cigars so he's at risk for it if he doesn't already have it. My aunt and uncle also smoke like chimneys.

'Course I don't have anything that can fold well enough to contribute. My rig spends too much time playing games to finish the work units on time, and neither of the laptops in my house can fold at all. But I have turned in a work unit or five when I temporarily floated away from gaming for a while.

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Originally Posted by Waffleboy View Post
Others do it for the e-peen that comes with having a high PPD (you know I'm right).
IMO this undermines the whole reason we're folding in the first place.

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Originally Posted by AK-47 View Post
yeah I'll fold so that only people like magic johnson get the cure Assuming folding DOES lead to the cure
Whereas broke folders who helped find the cure die from cancer
I personally embrace the afterlife and have no desire to delay inevitable
Everything that happens is God's will. If it's his will that I die of cancer so be it
I'm sure your tune will change when the nuclear holocaust has widespread radiation-caused cancers running wild and people with your sentiment have stalled cancer research. But eh, whatever. You can enjoy literally rotting from the inside out for six months if you want. I'm sure it's not a very pleasant way to go.
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post #84 of 133
http://folding.stanford.edu/English/Science

A nice little video about folding@home
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post #85 of 133
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Since when is Stanford a pharmaceutical company?

Besides, it's equally a fallacy to assume that pharmaceutical companies would rather have people die or that there's no one out there who's actively researching for a cure. Name me a disease and I could point you to ten different research labs who are all looking for a cure for that disease.
On the microscale it might be altruistic and genuine, but on the macroscale it is more about making money.
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post #86 of 133
four things i think for me, one is just an opinion:

1.cures diseases by helping with reasearch

2. cures my cold basement problem

3.my pc makes a good lighting unit when its on, so i dont fall down the stairs

4.because only the good die young
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How is this not locked yet!? Stop feeding the trolls kids... It encourages them to come back for more.
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How is this not locked yet!? Stop feeding the trolls kids... It encourages them to come back for more.
Roughly half the posts in this thread at least have been deleted/moderated....
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post #89 of 133
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Originally Posted by Raul-7 View Post
On the microscale it might be altruistic and genuine, but on the macroscale it is more about making money.
Not every research organization is actively out for profit though. I'd point to the many non-profit academic research labs out there.

Contrary to what many people believe, there are a lot of research labs who are actively searching for cures. These labs are more likely to be funded by the NIH instead rather than private funding.

I can't really speak for other fields, but as far as biomedical research labs go, the whole "Finding a cure is a sham because they want money" thing is completely false and usually from people with an incomplete understanding of the research world.
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the whole "Finding a cure is a sham because they want money" thing is completely false and usually from people with an incomplete understanding of the research world.
Thank you for not being a retard!
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