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Comment Re:Won't work. (Score 1) 189

All of your points disregard that this is an honor system, and they frequently work without any sort of enforcement whatsoever. You don't need 100% compliance either, you don't even get that with purely commercial works.

Also, it's not like giving a choice between a non-commercial CC license and a commercial license without enforcement has much of a downside, as compared to only offering the CC license.

Comment Re:Ignoratio Elenchi (Score 1) 369

This sort of scenario presents itself in any situation where proof is desired. It's called the brain-in-a-vat syndrome.

This is why proof often isn't a very good standard of what to believe. You can't really have definite answers without axioms, whether your answer is in itself an axiom or is based on such. Math is an example of this, the most complicated such system I can think of, yet interestingly the most useful as well. But I digress.

The reasoned conclusion that your deceitful "sufficiently powerful/clever" alien(s) are in fact godly would be quite reasonable under the circumstances, in my view. As well as very practical, most likely. :P

Comment Re:rotting carcass (Score 2, Interesting) 171

"Call it my personal heaven to know that I'll be recycled by nature." Reflecting on this statement makes me realize something about myself... this thought also gives me an immense sense of comfort, which I find odd. I'd like to be of use after my death, preferably through organ donation and/or being laid to ground in some way. I've considered signing up as a post-mortem test-subject for medical studies, but the thought makes me somewhat uncomfortable for some reason. I may or may not change my mind on that subject. I've read something about freeze-drying human remains for use as compost, but afaik this option isn't available where I live. In any case traditional burial and cremation are not options I'm considering,

Journal Journal: New Species Of Dinosaur

According to a new species of dinosaur has been discovered. Michael Ryan, curator of vertebrate paleontology for the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, published the discovery in this month's Journal of Paleontology. He dug up the fossil six years ago in southern Alberta, Canada, while a graduate student for the University of Calgary. The new dinosaur has been named

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