Re: Oh that's just great
@AC and "But honestly, I can't help but feel a bit sad that the same effort wouldn't be better expended on something of more value to society"
There can be no greater benefit to society than banishing ignorance.
Poopooing their accomplishments in revealing the truth is the same as standing in the corner with your fingers in your ears squealing "I am not listening" over and again like a child unwilling to face reality.
The researchers might have brought you knowledge you didnt want but then again they didn't make the problem they just told you that it existed.