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Comment Only one problem (Score 0) 90

The repository includes information on everything we could possibly need to know, such as how to convert sugar into energy, how to evade a predator on the savannah, and, most critically for evolution, how to reproduce or self-replicate."

It's not true. I'm sure there's plenty of "knowledge" still to come. And I'm also sure there's plenty of information that we used to "know" that we don't anymore. Otherwise he would be arguing that we are the end point of evolution and that nothing has ever gone extinct before.

Comment Re:Fact check or PC checking? (Score 1) 337

worker [wur-ker]


1. a person or thing that works.

2. a laborer or employee: steel workers.

3. a person engaged in a particular field, activity, or cause: a worker in psychological research; a worker for the Republican Party.

4. Entomology.

a member of a caste of sexually underdeveloped, nonreproductive bees, specialized to collect food and maintain the hive.

a similar member of a specialized caste of ants, termites, or wasps.

5. Printing. one of a set of electrotyped plates used to print from (contrasted with molder2.).

6.any of several rollers covered with card clothing that work in combination with the stripper rollers and the cylinder in the carding of fibers. From here.

Comment Re:Fact check or PC checking? (Score 2, Interesting) 337

A worker is a person who does work. What do you think slaves did in the fields - play charades? Sing? No, they did work. Hard work. You're the one inventing that workers have to be paid. If you work for a week and your boss is an asshole and doesn't pay you, does that mean you're a slave? No. Is an intern who does work for free considered a slave? No.

Comment Re:Well, he's not entirely wrong (Score 2) 275

Screaming for the government to actually uphold and enforce existing immigration laws is not a call for "isolation". Unfortunately governments in Europe have decided to do nothing about the tidal wave of immigrants and some even treat them as if they had special rights despite the fact they enter the country illegally. A country is supposed to be able to decide who it lets in. Refugee or not. It's also supposed to see if the claims are valid and if the person attempting to enter is a criminal wanted in other countries. I've been a resident in many, many countries and a criminal records/interpol check is ALWAYS done.

6 Curses = 1 Hexahex