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Comment Perfect Question (Score 0, Flamebait) 124

Why are you such an asshole?

How do you justify the burden you've placed on North American innovation, and the harm that's caused? Can we move past your typical defense of IV based on the ridiculous and yet-to-be-realized anti-mosquito laser system, and discuss the actual harm and actual benefits (if any) provided by IV?

How does it feel to be a pariah?

Comment Re:Doubtful (Score 4, Interesting) 157

That's a bit of a backward way to approach it.

Normally, when we make observations that don't line up with our current understanding (e.g. "Where did all this carbon-14 come from?") we look for explanations. The most likely known sources of carbon-14 spike are GRB's and solar flares. Discounting those because the overall event is unlikely, in spite of the evidence, is what scientist dub "stupid".

Comment Re:Profits will suffer (Score 1) 518

Or like the time the gov't stopped me from using Agent Orange in my backyard. I had to go buy roundup instead and that shit is expensive. So what if some little shitheaded brats get cancer in twenty years, not my fucking problem!!!! My quality of life took a serious dip there.

I'm always looking for a new idea that will be more productive than its cost. -- David Rockefeller