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Comment Re: Harvard is the right place (Score 1) 348 348

Do you fracking understand Saddam was our ally in the Middle East? He kept Iran subdued and under control. With him gone and ISIS going wild we were *forced* into allying with Iran, helping them develop nuclear technology in exchange for their help in the MEast. That's what Bush's fracking legacy is.

Comment Collapse (Score 0) 140 140

Immortality would realistically cause the collapse of human civilization. Massive cullings would have to be undertaken. Riots, revolts, revolutions would all ensue. Economies would destabilize as the retirement system would lose all meaning. Jobs would never be vacated.

Seriously. If there is anything that might have wiped out all other intelligent species in the galaxy, it's the scientific achievement of immortality.

Comment Re: Get rid of it (Score -1) 389 389

The federalist papers were written by one man. The founding fathers had a variety of opinions that lay across the entire spectrum. In general the purpose of the Constitution was to replace the weak Articles of Confederation (which couldn't deal with the variety of cross state issues) with a new document that would create a much stronger federal entity.

Comment Re:Climate "Science" (Score 3, Interesting) 444 444

First, the gold standard of scientific proof is experimentation.

Uh... there's a lot more to science than that. But even if we take your word for it, the climatologists create statistical models based on observable variables and fit those models to collected data. The better the fit, the more accurate the predictions.

Comment Re:females operate on emotion, not logic (Score 2) 446 446

Research indicates women use tools and weapons far more than men, which make up for their physical limitations. They also carry grudges for far longer than the male partner and will re initiate the violence at a later date.

Machines certainly can solve problems, store information, correlate, and play games -- but not with pleasure. -- Leo Rosten

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