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Comment: Re: News for nerds (Score 5, Informative) 852

by Opie812 (#49681679) Attached to: Religious Affiliation Shrinking In the US
your post is a little tl;dr for me, so forgive me if I'm focusing on the wrong details here.


"scientism claims that life after death is impossible"

Science makes no such claims. "Science" would say that there's no credible evidence of life after death therefore it probably doesn't exist. Should credible evidence arise, "science" will re-evaluate.

Comment: For the children! (Score 1) 764

by Opie812 (#48272841) Attached to: Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"
..yes, and there is one area (which you mention) in which he feels he can help so he is.

He can't be a positive role model to black kids because he's not black*. He can't be a role model to disabled kids because he's not disabled*. He's doing what he can to help in one specific usecase. His efforts should be appreciated by everybody.

*I acknowledge you shouldn't be excluded from being a role model if you don't share the same skin colour or able-bodiness. But if you share those attributes I presume it creates a closer connection.

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