Don't be so dense.
Is that an absolute?
Where it seems to turn into evidence against the theory is when we find multiple examples of a particular animal with gaps on both sides. I believe Darwin even said he expected that over the next hundred years we would find a continuum of fossils. What we find is several of a particular type and then several of another type with a considerable leap in between. For example, I would expect that we would have T-Rex fossils (which we do) and a continuum of fossils evolutionarily precluding and following T-Rex. If we had only found one T-Rex fossil then it would not seem to argue against evolution. The more T-Rex fossils we find without finding any evolutionary ancestors or descendants, however, begins to point to the fact that they may not have existed.
The article didn't work but from reading the blurb above, it doesn't seem it separates the oxygen from hydrogen, but takes the oxygen trapped in the water like fish do. It's not something I've researched but I'm pretty sure fish don't separate the water molecules.
If you created a world be it a SIMs game, or a robot realm, you would have the right to define allowable behavior and destroy robots or remove characters from the SIM game or whatever you wanted. God created this one and He alone ultimately has the right to bring justice, all other justice is delegated (even when the rulers don't acknowledge this). This is why when Pilate asked Jesus, "Don't you know I have power to have you killed or released?" Jesus said, "You only have the power that was given you." God is the authority and ultimately, He can do what He wants with His creation and He is just. That's including making the rules for His creation and deciding on a case by case basis when to impart mercy and grace.
I'm going to break from the God and the Bible are non-existent or evil motif and answer your question. 1 John 1:9 says, "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." This gives a pretty good indication of when we will receive forgiveness. When my son does something wrong, there are consequences. Sometimes, I show mercy and don't give the consequences. This pretty much never happens when he's making excuses, trying to say it's not that bad or it's someone else's fault. Mercy is normally imputed when there is penitence, which is what God wrote through John. Usually, when they lie to me about it, the consequences become much more severe.
It is funny, and I know funny. I'm a clownfish.
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Maybe he could find other dads wanting to take the same approach . . . There's a job he'd be more likely to commit to.
If this wasn't an official FBI case (which is true) then there could have been a reluctance to use FBI resources or computer people. It sounds like his buddies in his office, not the FBI IT people.
Many people don't want to understand how linux works. I've installed Ubuntu on my parents' computer and it works fine although it recently had a flash problem. My parents don't care how linux works. It's better for them because 1. They don't have to pay for it, 2. It's not as susceptible to malware as Windows. I don't have bi-annual calls about the computer going "really slow" and for the most part, things just work. I'm now shopping for the best light-weight (the computer's old) distro with codecs built in. I'll walk my 70 year old mother through installing linux, it'll be legally free and it will just work.
As one who gives random tech support to non-techies sometimes it is easier to talk a user through a reboot than talking them through menus to cycle the network. Sometimes when helping others, especially when you're not present, the easiest route is more desired than the quickest or more efficient route.
You're right, I'm having to put up with the seeming majority view that the government should keep protecting people from their own stupidity. I would advocate freedom to make my own choices over parenting governments making decisions for everyone because someone might make a bad decision and get hurt.
Your analogy is flawed. First, the government does not have a parental role over adults. That's not its job. Your example is of a teenager with a prefrontal cortex not formed completely to be able to make rational decisions, not an adult.
Mod Parent Up This seems to be one of the most balanced approaches, concern for people without making decisions for them.