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Comment: Re:unfiltered information will make people THINK! (Score 1) 1037

by ormondotvos (#46685573) Attached to: How the Internet Is Taking Away America's Religion

No, that's a fake argument. There's belief, and there's skepticism. I'd say he was a believer desperately trying to gather evidence where there is none, especially for Baptist belief.

Once again, statements about the fundamental nature of the cosmos need massive proof, and science provides none for religion.

Ethical practices are fine, and there's some weak proof that they improve life for people in groups, but we're being splintered from our groups, even as we search for new ones to join, as social animals.

Religion is group mind grope.

Comment: Re:Assertion of the day. (Score 1) 161

by ormondotvos (#46670369) Attached to: Illustrating the Socioeconomic Divide With iOS and Android

Duty's not the word you want. You're referring to a built-in tendency to be social, because it's worked so well, in general, as a gene-protector.

But nowadays, when we know about the tendency to be social, we can always carefully evaluate its worth, and if we're willing to be a sociopathic asshole, with all its demerits, we can do so.

Comment: Re:When is it going to happen to San Francisco? (Score 1) 380

by ormondotvos (#44912523) Attached to: Its Nuclear Plant Closed, Maine Town Is Full of Regret

“It’s more likely the disappearance of a number of businesses than it is businesses leaving California,” is what the linked article says.

But stay away if you wish. Lotsa new businesses alla time. Consolidations, too.

Somehow, the California economy just keeps barreling along.

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