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Engineers apply the theories and principles of science and mathematics to research and develop economical solutions to practical technical problems. Their work is the link between scientific discoveries and commercial applications. Engineers design products, the machinery to build those products, the factories in which those products are made, and the systems that ensure the quality of the product and efficiency of the workforce and manufacturing process. They design, plan, and supervise the construction of buildings, highways, and transit systems. They develop and implement improved ways to extract, process, and use raw materials, such as petroleum and natural gas. They develop new materials that both improve the performance of products, and make implementing advances in technology possible. They harness the power of the sun, the earth, atoms, and electricity for use in supplying the Nationâ€™s power needs, and create millions of products using power. Their knowledge is applied to improving many things, including the quality of health care, the safety of food products, and the efficient operation of financial systems.
[Ignorance] of the principle of conservation of energy â€¦ does not prevent inventors without background from continually putting forward perpetual motion machinesâ€¦ Also, such persons undoubtedly have their exact counterparts in the fields of art, finance, education, and all other departments of human activityâ€¦ persons who are unwilling to take the time and to make the effort required to find what the known facts are before they become the champions of unsupported opinionsâ€”people who take sides first and look up facts afterward when the tendency to distort the facts to conform to the opinions has become well-nigh irresistible.