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Comment Re:Oh no (Score 4, Insightful) 292

"Gifts" from the west only result in laziness

Also known economic circumstances as dumping. The local costs of production can't compete with 'free', and so local production is stymied by what is effectively first world governments subsidising domestic production.

And we get all indignant when China does things for "cheap".

Comment Re:Interesting idea... (Score 1) 167

Look up super-heating, think about it for a second, realize you are a moron.

Read the thread progression, think about it for a second, realize you are an asshole.

Communication serves a purpose: the propagation of useful ideas. If you weren't an asshole and you were still compelled to post, the least you could've done was post a snippet summary of a wikipedia article that demonstrated how superheated steam is a terrible idea. The LMGTFY equivalent can come after someone has asked a stupid question.

Let me guess, you are from the participation generation? You want a warm fuzzy for adding noise to the discussion? A participation trophy?

Being of an older generation doesn't make one right. Facts make one right. Or do you worship the collective conflicting primitive superstition of the sum of your ancestors? Because they came before you.

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Muslim Medical Students Boycott Darwin Lectures 1319

First time submitter Readycharged writes "The Daily Mail reports on a piece from The Sunday Times revealing that University College London have seen an increasing number of Muslim students boycotting lectures on Evolution due to clashes with the Koran. Steve Jones, Emeritus Professor of Human Genetics, says, 'I've had one or two slightly frisky discussions with kids who belonged to fundamentalist Christian churches, now it's Islamic overwhelmingly.' He adds, 'What they object to — and I don't really understand it, I am not religious — they object to the idea that there is a random process out there which is not directed by God.' The article also reveals that Evolutionary Biologist and former Oxford Professor Richard Dawkins also experienced Muslims walking out of such lectures."

Comment Re:Good. (Score 1) 311

Accused != charged != convicted. Extraditions are for the latter two. Or would it be equitable if a country -accused- you of committing a crime and set about extraditing you into their custody?

If Assange committed rape then they should charge him for rape. I'm not sure how it's supposed to be any more complicated than that. Sure, die hard supporters will never believe, but for the rest of us it'd make the whole thing smell less fishy

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