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Comment: Re:Not actually a new stance (Score 1) 669

by Type44Q (#48260295) Attached to: Pope Francis Declares Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are Right

which tends be very very influenced by American protestentism (ie, evangelicals)

You're thinking of fundamentalists. Protestants aren't (necessarily) evangelicals (nor are evangelicals necessarily even fundamentalists).

I feel like pointing out that it wasn't very long ago (25yrs?) that fundamentalists and evangelicals were considered fringe weirdos here in the States (except, perhaps, in areas where inbreeding tends to be less frowned upon). Also, while you might expect the literacy rate to be nominal amongst mainstream Protestants (and apparently it is), illiteracy is sky-high among evangelicals and fundamentalists.

So the moral of the story might be that the less likely you are to possess the ability to read the Bible, the more likely you are to actually believe its contents. ;)

Comment: Re:Rain and snow? (Score 3, Funny) 287

by Type44Q (#48209873) Attached to: Will the Google Car Turn Out To Be the Apple Newton of Automobiles?

Sure performance will be degraded in bad weather, and the car will have to slow down to compensate. Which is exactly what humans do.

Considering that Texans and Okies tend to speed up when the streets are slippery and visibility's been reduced, I suspect this confirms my suspicion: hicks aren't human! :p

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