They do both, though!
Well, what also matters is how much one cares about the number of people harmed in the process of growing up (both physically and psychologically). It might be that actually children given lots of freedom are hurt no more often than children who aren't, or it might not. And it might be that a society considers those harms to be a price worth paying.
That is a very strange comment. Scandinavian countries are famously nanny-ish! They are the foremost exponents of positive liberal-minded interventions. Love it, hate it, but don't ignore it.
Of course distance matters! My kids are friends with the kids next door. Walking home from there is a different proposition from walking home from my son's best friend, which would involve crossing a major highway and is over a mile away.
A juvie, updated, eg Red Planet or Farmer in the Sky.
I'm sure you and Charlton are having a lovely time together, but if you could just lift your head up from his lap a moment, and put your hands on the keyboard instead of his nether regions, you could the search for the UK's murder statistics. If you did that, you would learn (I know, you wouldn't really, as learning require openness to data, but bear with my figure of speech anyway) that fewer than 700 UK citizens were murdered last year, which rather gives the lie to your excitable little notion that we are being butchered in our thousands.
The British population is about 60m, so about a fifth of the U.S. population. But the U.S. has about 14,000 murders annually. Now, maths may not be your strong point, but let me give you a hint: that's slightly more than five times the UK murder number. In fact, would you know it, it's actually more than twenty times the UK murder number.
Ok, you can carry on fondling now. Enjoy!
From a medical perspective, you're talking out of your backside. We are quite aware of the harms caused by existing antibiotics. Generally, they are significantly outweighed by the benefits of not dying from infections.
Starship Troopers was always controversial for its martial philosophy, and All You Zombies is wacky. Why not pick one of his more straightforward books?
Not true. Nollywood is pretty big. Bigger than the US by volume of films produced.
That is a truly terrible analogy, because most movie theatres will not allow you to consume food and drink you've bought elsewhere on the premises.
Nerval apparently doesn't understand the difference between relative and absolute, or they'd know it's possible to shrink as a percentage while growing in absolute terms. This isn't what's happening here, but iPad sales are certainly not collapsing, and iPads are really quite an important component of the market
As others have said, 3.6bn people can't be travelling. I guess they must be counting individual, substantial journeys, but they don't say, which is a bit rubbish. I noticed that this number was unsourced, which also seemed a bit rubbish.
Mod parent up for this sentence alone: 'Climate change isn't the end of the world, but it is the end of "life as we know it".'
That is the point, exactly.
"People keep saying "the science is settled!", but when has that ever been a mantra in the scientific world before?"
Erm, all the time, actually. The whole point of science is to be able to know something about the world, and act on that knowledge. We know enough about semiconductors to build computers, for example. There's plenty we don't know about semiconductors, but we know enough to act.
The notion that all scientific knowledge is merely conjecture, based on the facts as we know them but continuously open to being disproven, and therefore not a basis for action, is rhetoric gone wrong. The openness of a piece of scientific knowlege to being disproven is not an on/off binary state. If you were to discover some facts that appeared to show that semiconductors don't in fact work the way we thought they did, and have this completely different mechanism of action, we would question whether the facts were real, and if they did ineluctably lead to that conclusion, etc etc. We'd question even harder if you told us that the facts appear to show that computers can't work at all.