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Comment: Seriously (Score 3, Insightful) 149

by celibate for life (#32146268) Attached to: Do Children's E-Books Ruin Reading?
I don't know why or how this trend started: to consider human beings (specially children) so delicate and fragile that every minor thing has the potential to ruin someone's mind forever. Traditional reading won't get outdated because it's a very efficient way to get high amounts of information in non-sequential order. So even if your children like to play with animated bleep-bloop books, they will eventually learn to read real books because they will need to. Necessity has been helping individuals and the entire species accomplish things since the dawn of time.

Comment: It is very serious (Score 1) 617

by symbolset (#32069116) Attached to: Virginia AG Probing Michael Mann For Fraud

Even modern climate scientists agree that the Earth should now be cooling. That's a huge part of their objection - that manmade warming is preventing the onset of a global ice age that is due. We should, according to them, embrace the natural reality of shrinking arable land and expansion of glaciers because that is the natural course according to their calculations. The warming of the Earth must be prevented even if we benefit from it.

And of the billions who would starve to death in that course? They don't figure. Rounding errors. Casualties of math.

Explain that to them.

"And do you think (fop that I am) that I could be the Scarlet Pumpernickel?" -- Looney Tunes, The Scarlet Pumpernickel (1950, Chuck Jones)

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