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Comment: Re:From the Enderverse (Score 1) 110

by righteousness (#48800819) Attached to: Ancient Viruses Altered Human Brains
How do we know it's not actually art imitating life? Maybe Orson Scott Card already had a theory of viruses being responsible for human intelligence, or he heard it from someone else. But OSC or his scientist friend didn't want to publicise the theory for fear of being called a quack, so OSC decided to put the theory in a book?

Comment: I thought evolutionists had it all figured out? (Score 0, Troll) 110

by righteousness (#48800811) Attached to: Ancient Viruses Altered Human Brains
The evolutionists used to say that human intelligence could be explained by evolutionary process of natural selection, and they made no reference to viruses. Meaning previously they never said that viruses were required for human intelligence to appear. Now these people are saying that viruses were important to make us intelligent. Meaning that if it was not because of viruses then we not have evolved. So why did they say they had everything figured out? Were the evolutionists wrong previously? Were they lying? Are they lying now?

It is also interesting to note that nowadays retroviruses is one of the main vectors for performing genetic manipulation of cells. So if it is indeed proven that viruses were involved in creating human intelligence, can we discount any longer that humanity was created through genetic engineering?

Comment: Re:History of Imported Labor (Score 1) 183

by righteousness (#47934211) Attached to: Use of Forced Labor "Systemic" In Malaysian IT Manufacturing

And this isn't about greedy companies. In all these countries the immigrant labor practices are _encouraged_ by the populist governments. It's insane.

No, it is absolutely about greedy companies. The government has tried to restrict the practice of migrant labor, but they always face strong opposition from the greedy, capitalistics, mostly Chinese owned businesses who prefer to pay slave wages to migrant rather than pay reasonable wages to locals.

Comment: Re:Some people *do* pay for jobs, and quite rightl (Score 1) 183

by righteousness (#47934187) Attached to: Use of Forced Labor "Systemic" In Malaysian IT Manufacturing

I don't know about Malaysia, but wouldn't be surprised at all if that was the custom there.

No, it's not the custom here. With respect to the article, the payments are made by the migrant workers to the brokers in their home state, e.g. Bangladesh, before they step foot in Malaysia.

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