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Comment: Re:Sudden Outbreak of Common Sense (Score 1) 352 352


I have a PhD in biochemistry and advanced training in crystallography,

me too.

but I couldn't look at a ribosome structure and easily figure out what it meant, because I don't know very much about ribosomes.


Now I write data analysis software instead, and leave the question-asking to more suitable minds.

Me too....

Comment: Re:In other words. . . (Score 1) 1870 1870

> You just want shit for free :D

Funny. But it's the wrong way to look at it. We just want what should be ours anyway. You don't think "I get to use my own bed for free! I get to use my own oven for free!" do you? That we want to use our own stuff "for free" is just backwards thinking.

Comment: Disaster strikes (Score 1) 262 262

Whatever disaster that hits Earth/human population will have to wipe out at least 99.9999999% of us, otherwise the population will recover. Killing more than that would mean that there is a risk that the survivors won't find each other and have sex. I find it hard to conceive of such an event that does not also wipe out all of life on Earth. We are remarkably wide-spread and adaptable - we evolved to be that way.

Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition. - Isaac Asimov