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Comment: Re:Anti-math and anti-science ... (Score 2) 941

by halivar (#47928883) Attached to: ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

I gotta pick a nit with this. The Christian Dark Ages were NOT a period of scientific and cultural regression. Far from it, we now know that society advanced pretty linearly from the beginning of the Dark Ages on through the Renaissance. What makes it "dark" is that for the longest time we simply didn't know a whole lot about it; it was a lost period in history. Modern scholarship has largely debunked the traditional, mythical view of the so-called "Dark" Ages.

Comment: Re: Anti-math and anti-science ... (Score 3, Insightful) 941

by halivar (#47928501) Attached to: ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

Libertarians often take the same positions conservatives do, but are much more dogmatic about it, which is why libertarians hate conservatives so much, whom they see as unprincipled. I, myself, dislike dogmatic philosophies, so some might call me a RINO or something. Yes, I generally want smaller government; no, I don't want to shut down the police or fire department. So, I figure I can be a pariah to at least 80% of Slashdot readership.

Comment: Re: This isn't scaremongering. (Score 3, Insightful) 487

by halivar (#47926399) Attached to: Scotland's Independence Vote Could Shake Up Industry

No, THAT was like the Brits making us house and quarter soldiers, taxing us unduly for a war we helped fight for land we could not keep, and in general treating us like non-citizens. The Scots cannot say that without hyperbole; they're just bored, and this is something new and interesting.

"Most of us, when all is said and done, like what we like and make up reasons for it afterwards." -- Soren F. Petersen