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Comment Re:Human soceity not ready for this (Score 1) 370

I think you have misunderstood the meaning of the word sentience. Sentience is the capacity to feel not the capacity to reason. Your position that "Animals will never progress to sentience" is not a widely held belief. It is generally accepted that animals can feel and can suffer and are therefor sentient. For example: 'In 1997 the concept of animal sentience was written into the basic law of the European Union. The legally-binding protocol annexed to the Treaty of Amsterdam recognizes that animals are "sentient beings", and requires the EU and its member states to "pay full regard to the welfare requirements of animals".' http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sentience#Animal_rights_and_sentience

Comment Show us the terrorists they've caught (Score 1) 509

I can come up with a better way of catching terrorists than the one they are currently employing. Do nothing. It will catch you just as many terrorists. What has been the benefit to the citizens of the USA for all the money that has been spent and all the privacy we have lost. Show me the terrorists. Show me the plots that have been foiled. Seems to me like all this money has been spent to prevent hypothetical terrorists. Or in other words to defend against an enemy that does not exist. The current system that costs so much and invades so much isn't catching terrorists either.

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