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Comment: Re:Again? (Score 1) 613

by neoritter (#49718993) Attached to: A Plan On How To Stop Sexism In Science

Wow, you drank the Koolaid I see. Is this why when some formerly feminist scholars try to hold talks on campuses about these issues that there is always at the very least a group of gender studies students "protesting" the speaker's presence? Is that why when an egalitarian group holds a meeting to discuss these issues that feminists protest out in the halls and pull fire alarms to disrupt the meetings?

As for the "pay gap," please friend cite this gap. Or do you mean the gap where women are actually earning more than men? http://content.time.com/time/b...

Feminists don't want to do anything for men.

Comment: Re:One small problem (Score 2) 509

by neoritter (#49640525) Attached to: What To Say When the Police Tell You To Stop Filming Them

No, see you're confusing some things. Society does not have the right to protect itself from dangerous individuals. Individuals have the right to this. In order to achieve these goals, individuals have empowered their government to protect their right to life and property. Society has no right to demand anything of its members. Individuals empowered government to collect taxes to fund operations in the service of the general welfare. Society again does not have the right to decide who is a member (citizen). Individuals empowered government to regulate the border. The government regulating a nation's border are inherent from their mandate from individuals to protect them. I say border because government has no say in whether you create new citizens or not. As an individual, I may birth as many citizens as I wish (well as I and my significant other wish).

Comment: Re:Pontifical Academy of Sciences (Score 2) 703

by neoritter (#49578067) Attached to: Pope Attacked By Climate Change Skeptics

Well first, you need to understand that monks copied or translated works. They didn't write history books, etc; so you're probably not going to find books penned by monks. Partly for the whole humility thing. So, for example while not exactly a history book, Beowulf. We have Beowulf because monks copied and preserved the story or wrote down the oral tale. That literacy rate you're talking about while harmful didn't stop the monks. The clergy was the literate of the "dark ages" (a misnomer but I'll still use it for our purposes here); they could read and write.

Your history is slightly off too. The Renaissance came about because of the works coming out of the Arab world at that time. The Crusades ironically are what kick started this. Prior to the Crusades, Arab works trickled into Europe.

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