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Comment: Re:in my opinion this guy is like Jenny McCarthy (Score 1) 224

by circletimessquare (#49499089) Attached to: Columbia University Doctors Ask For Dr. Mehmet Oz's Dismissal

are you against music because people can copyright songs?

that's exactly as stupid as what you just wrote

there is science

then there are corporations

you do understand those are different topics, right?

because the ignorance you just wrote suggests otherwise

Comment: The important question... (Score 3, Interesting) 120

by fuzzyfuzzyfungus (#49498339) Attached to: Incorrectly Built SLS Welding Machine To Be Rebuilt
The article does not mention where the cost of this error is going to fall. This seems like an important detail. On a sufficently complex project, one of the bevy of subcontractors fucking something up isn't a huge surprise; but I would be very, very, disappointed if NASA wasn't able to contract sufficiently vigorously to make the vendor eat the cost of delivering the goods as specified, rather than paying them for their effort no matter how well or badly they do.

Comment: Re:Did they mention the yummy GMOs (Score 1) 224

viruses infect your cells, pick up stray genes, propagate, and spread that gene to other creatures

simple bacteria frequently exchange genes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H...

you have this notion that transfer of genes between species is some weird thing humans just invented

when the truth is gene transfer amongst species is normal and common

it has been going on since day one of life existing

again, you have this bizarre irrational fear that has no meaning except to illiterate people

Comment: Re:Did they mention the yummy GMOs (Score 0) 224

then we need to label every single thing we eat as genetically modified

you think our corn or carrots are natural?

they are freak artificial mutations that would never survive in the natural world

because we do in the lab intelligently what we have been doing informally for thousands of years is threatening to you is simply a sign of your ignorance and science illiteracy. you have nothing but uneducated, irrational fear

Comment: Re:I guess he crossed the wrong people (Score 2, Insightful) 224

"I just don't want to eat a food that manufactures its own pesticide"

then you don't want to eat any plant that has ever grown

plants have been in an evolutionary arms race with the creatures that eat them for billions of years, producing a plethora of toxic compounds to kill and maim that which eats them

and the evolution of animal's livers have been doing their best to keep up

in fact many flavor compounds and drugs from plants were originally evoled to kill us, or are meant to kill another species

your irrational fear is nothing but illiteracy and ignorance

Comment: Re:in my opinion this guy is like Jenny McCarthy (Score 1) 224

not sure if you're a troll with that language

but there is no such thing as a balanced point of view when considering the ignorant illiterate beliefs of crackpots in equal balance with mainstream well established science

we know for example the earth is round. we don't need to "fairly" consider that the earth might be flat, just because some crackpot moron thinks so. we can safely exclude the low iq douchebags on the fringe. that's not being unbalanced or having a closed mind or refusing to consider alternate theories

that's just saying fact and reality trump delusion and insanity

it's not "heresy" to doubt vaccines. it's prideful ignorance of well-established fact

Comment: Re:in my opinion this guy is like Jenny McCarthy (Score 2, Insightful) 224

well arctic ice is shrinking, and new england weather is getting more violent, just as climate change predicts

additionally, we have been genetically engineering crops for thousands of years. the corn and carrots you eat are freakish artificial monstrosity's that would never survive in the wild

heck look at what we did to the wolf: all those weird mutant dog shapes, sizes, and coats

do you stand agains tthat?

or do you just stand against genetic engineering as we currently practice because you have an ignorant fear of what you don't understand?

i have no problem with opposing monsanto, the corporation with dubious goals that should be opposed

i have a very huge problem with opposing science like genetic engineering, or confusing a corporation with science, because you are a science illiterate

this is what you represent:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F...

there is no such thing as considering the fringe ignorant deranged beliefs of fringe crackpots in equal balance with mainstream science with huge consensus

for anyone that that appeals to, is just revealing how uneducated and dumb they are

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