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Comment: Re:Need? (Score 1) 310

by Transcendz (#40323559) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Choice of Linux Laptops For Elementary School?

Do elementary-school students really need laptops?

No, they don't. Computer have no positive effect on child brains, which develops using interactions with its environment. TVs and computers are a real threat to childs consciousness and intelligence. BTW, you may ask some Silicon Valley's gurus why they put their childs in technology free schools : http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/23/technology/at-waldorf-school-in-silicon-valley-technology-can-wait.html

Comment: Re:Correlation does not imply causation... (Score 1) 467

by Transcendz (#25608875) Attached to: 1/3 of Amphibians Dying Out
Your logic is flawed : dinosaurs died of environmental conditions that noone was able to change. Current global climate change exists because of our selfish and blind activity, and this is something we CAN change. If I take your logic, many humans died at Tchernobyl, due to a great sensitivity to radiations. Should we say, then, that we should have done nothing to protect these people ? BTW, doing nothing for our environment seems more and more dangerous for our proper survival (bees, mammals, trees, oceans, etc...). Do you have childs and think about their future ?

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