and just like calling a fetus not a person....
Isn't that precisely what modern pro-choicers also think? That different classes of persons should have different rights? The difference being that most aren't willing to call fetuses people....
Religions make accurate predictions within their axiomatic set- if they didn't, they wouldn't survive more than one generation (and in fact, many smaller cults *don't* survive the death of their founder, that's pretty much the difference between a cult of personality and an actual belief system- their predictions don't survive being tested). So I fail to see your difference. Science makes accurate predictions within its axiomatic set, and theories that don't make accurate predictions are thrown out. What is the difference between that, and the religious system that makes accurate predictions within its axiomatic set and calls inaccurate predictions heresy and throws them out?
it is more like Plato's cave, where the physical world we see is only a projection of some deeper physics.
Might we even say a METAphysics?
The more science becomes science fiction, the less like science it is and the more like religion it is.
10 miles is overkill.
Correct, but at least you can make the wrong slightly more convenient. If you're going to force me to buy a product that I neither want nor need, the least you can do is pick it out for me, purchase it for me, and just let me deal with the bill.
One of my biggest objections to Obamacare as it has been implemented in Oregon so far, is I don't have 164 hours of my life to give away to downloading a 19 page PDF, to print out, fill out, send in, get the wrong one back, get my identity stolen by the prison inmate doing data entry, get the right one back, pick a plan, get told it's the wrong plan, get a guess on what my subsidy will be, pay the wrong amount, have to write 6 checks to pay the right amount, only to get fined in the end because they lost the paperwork.
Yeah, exactly. Get him a job with a real employer, like one that pays a living wage.
Who owns the prison? Most of them have been privatized now.
I'd say that is the ideal situation. The methodology of Obamacare is that you are forced to buy a product. Identity thieves buy the product for you, and get a bonus from the insurance company for signing you up. A win-win-lose out of a system that was previously lose-lose.
Send offer and respond with resume, isn't that a bit backwards?
Oh, and like a cousin once told my great grandmother- nobody's going to get excited over somebody born in 1970 who needs a girdle. (ok, so the original version was more nobody's going to r*p3 a woman born in 1902, but the same idea applies).
And then from a Starbucks, using their wifi, post a meme picture saying that "X website has no security- don't use a critical password or personally identifying information for your kids unless you want them kidnapped by a sex abuser" on the App's facebook page.
Never own up to starting the meme, but watch things change VERY quickly.
Cover Oregon is full of paper-related security breaches. Until they fix the security process, I for one will NOT be trusting them with my personal data- especially not filled out on paper and snail mailed.
"that would seem to imply that people could become far more intelligent simply by acting like a genius"
Which is kind of Edison's life story, isn't it?