But if you are really done having kids, I really recommend the traditional approach and forget the reversible part.
Yup. Of course, the traditional part is having the wife get her tubes tied during the 2nd birth procedure. That way you even get to avoid the "relatively painless" procedure.
Mind you, monogamy is still required. If that's not in your cards, then by all means, have your nipper nicked. I'll make a vast difference
And I'm tired of arrogant people who can't respect other people's cultures.
Science is a part of my culture. And I'm tired of people blocking its progress with silly religious objections.
Not the same damn thing. No one is stopping scientific progress here. Its simply a choice between sites. This site is NOT the only one. It may be optimal from a purely technical point of view, but when you take in all considerations it may not be the optional solution. I'm sorry, putting your nuclear research centre downtown isn't a good idea. Find another location, and get on with your work.
This has nothing to do with history and probably not much about culture either. It's (allegedly) about religion which is a mythology. And frankly I cannot see any rational argument that this damages the culture or historical record of anyone. It's a telescope on top of a mountain which is not being used for any other purpose. So long as there is no environmental issue or property rights issue involved then there is nothing to discuss.
Obviously you've never been involved in an Environmental Assessment Process. Cultural considerations, as well as aesthetic considerations can be show stoppers.
Really? You're going to go there and compare scientists to a bunch of religious loonies destroying ancient artifacts? Ok, tell me what is being destroyed here. Aside from the area directly being built upon, what tangible thing is being destroyed? How does this change history or our record of history in any way? Who or what is actually being harmed here?
I don't know exactly what is going on there. I am not an archaeologist, nor an anthropologist specializing in Hawaiian culture. But to discount the beliefs (which MAY be genuine) out of hand is 100% the same as blowing up idols because you believe they are not necessary. What is being destroyed ? Well, the locals, who are better informed that you or I, seem to feel that the construction would constitute a negative impact. The implicit assumption of "I know best" is the same. damn. logic. You don't care about their beliefs. Fine. Learn to respect the fact that others may not feel the way you do. You do not believe there is anything special, but I'm ok with you having that opinion. Let's check with the experts, and if they agree that the location is not suitable for the proposed usage, then you change locations.
The herd instinct among economists makes sheep look like independent thinkers.