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Comment: Economic/system collapse = End of civilization (Score 1) 213

by srussia (#49066775) Attached to: Oxford University Researchers List 12 Global Risks To Human Civilization

Overall, there are only IMHO two that are probable (bad governance, economic/system collapse)

System collapse is not a cause, that's what the end of civilization is! And whatever "governance" there may have been before collapse will necessarily be considered "bad".

Comment: Harm (Score 1) 408

by srussia (#46707773) Attached to: Australia Declares Homeopathy Nonsense, Urges Doctors to Inform Patients

Homoeopaths are selling malaria vaccinations. E.g. water. I see some potential for harm there

Yes, the concept of "harm" is a tricky one. I refer only to immediate harm, i.e.: "Does taking a homeopathic malaria vaccine (water) make me worse off than I was before?" Probably not.

Does taking statins make me worse off than I was before?. Probably yes.

"An ounce of prevention is worth a ton of code." -- an anonymous programmer