Jealousy reigns

Posted: December 15, 2013 in Science, Society

I’ve noticed in a lot of the stories about the Chinese rover landing that commenters are accusing the Chinese of having stolen technology from the Grand Banana Republic. Of course they’re forgetting something: we got our technology boost from captured nazi rocket engineers and scientists.

There’s a new mantra in town, folks: The Brits ruled the nineteenth century. the Grand Banana Republic the twentieth, and China the twenty-first (currently underway).

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