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post #5 of Old 03-18-2012
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Re: Another "Next Generation" anchor enters the market...

Originally Posted by MedSailor View Post
The Bruce Anchor Group spends a mint on R&D to make their anchors work. Most of their business is holding oil-rigs to the ocean floor. Why do they need to spend so much on R&D Because what we ask of them is difficult to achieve. They must set quickly in all bottom types, hold on short scope, self-reset from an oblique angle, be easy to retrieve from above... etc etc. The design of anchors is exacting. ............
They may do a lot of R&D for rig work, but when is the last time they changed the anchor sailors use as a result of their R&D work? Not saying it is a bad anchor, just wondering.

Why are people happy to accept science which makes their life easier while rejecting science that makes their faith or beliefs more difficult?

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