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    The best minds available, applying the best of their knowledge over many years, and how it went wrong.

    It is a fairly long read, but I found this article from The Atlantic to be really interesting:

    https://www.theatlantic.com/technolo...rleans/552323/
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    Sorry. Didn't get past the first couple of paragtaphs. What does building a city below sea level have to with science?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy View Post
    Sorry. Didn't get past the first couple of paragtaphs. What does building a city below sea level have to (do) with science?
    As low as it was, we made it lower.
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    Methinketh someone does not understand that science, by nature, understands that "getting it wrong" is part of the equation. If science were perfect, Ron, you could prove that your god exists by pointing at his watch.
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    your 'knowledge' of science is embarrassing.

    (ps "the only thing worse than someone falling for talking snakes and bushes, or a jewish zombie, is anyone who continues to mis-quote a scientist". lol )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob S. View Post
    As low as it was, we made it lower.
    True enough. But wasn't that blamed on the engineers.
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    I read the whole article and was unable to find a single mention of the word "science"; perhaps I missed it?

    Engineering and science are two different things. There is in history no scarcity of engineering projects that temporarily "overcame" nature but ultimately came back to bite us big time.
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    How does that old Margarin commercial go? "It's not nice to fool with mother nature"...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy View Post
    Sorry. Didn't get past the first couple of paragtaphs. What does building a city below sea level have to with science?
    I fail to see how or why there is any confusion, as engineers were involved in the planning and implementation of so much of the work for many decades, as was stated in the article.

    Perhaps how professional and/or educational qualifications are described in other countries varies from Canada, but here, engineering actually requires a degree in science.

    With University of Toronto as example, prospective engineers must get a degree in science before they can officially call themselves engineers, specifically Bachelor of Applied Science.
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