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Comment Re:Lets see (Score 1) 736

The College of Liberal Arts and Science has both the "soft disciplines" like english, philosophy, religious studies, etc and the hard disciplines like physics, biology, chemistry, geology, etc.

And the religious conservatives avoid those disciplines (except for religious studies) in general.

I didn't say dogmatists avoided them, i said religious fundamentalists.

PS: Sometimes you can simultaneously have an open mind, and be telling someone they're a moron. That happens when they're spouting something that open minded people considered, and found ridiculous, many years ago

Comment Re:Lets see (Score 1) 736

and many students in Women's Studies openly challenge the dogma of their professors. My wife holds a WS degree...

WS is just a focused discipline of sociology. Sociology actually tends to be able to cite evidence, etc. Don't confuse the fact that some WS professors are feminazis (instead of just feminists) with the actual curricula at a good school.

to see the anti-porn crusader WS professors expression when one of their seniors told her she was going to make "Feminist porn" (basically: no "money shots" or stuff like that.. and using girls that haven't been plastic surgeried) was pure comedy gold

Comment Re:Necessary skills (Score 1) 736

Seems pretty obvious to me and it has nothing to do withengineers having more conservative religious views (they are actually much less likely to hold any religious views at all) nor with views on compromising, etc.

bullshiat.. the College of Engineering in my experience tend to be the most religious-fundie packed of the Colleges at a university. engineering doesn't challenge their dogma

Comment Re:Lets see (Score 5, Insightful) 736

and yet my experience in university tells me that the religious social conservatives are concentrated in the engineering college...


because engineering is a world of black and white thinking, and it doesn't challenge their religious dogma like the other departments with their more rounded gen ed requirements do. Let alone the departments in Arts and Sciences like Geology, Biology, Paleontology, etc that the findings of openly challenge their dogma.


Yellowstone Supervolcano Larger Than First Thought 451

drewtheman writes "New studies of the plumbing that feeds the Yellowstone supervolcano in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park shows the plume and the magma chamber under the volcano are larger than first thought and contradicts claims that only shallow hot rock exists. University of Utah research professor of geophysics Robert Smith led four separate studies that verify a plume of hot and molten rock at least 410 miles deep that rises at an angle from the northwest."
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EA Flip-Flops On Battlefield: Heroes Pricing, Fans Angry 221

An anonymous reader writes "Ben Kuchera from Ars Technica is reporting that EA/DICE has substantially changed the game model of Battlefield: Heroes, increasing the cost of weapons in Valor Points (the in-game currency that you earn by playing) to levels that even hardcore players cannot afford, and making them available in BattleFunds (the in-game currency that you buy with real money). Other consumables in the game, such as bandages to heal the players, suffered the same fate, turning the game into a subscription or pay-to-play model if players want to remain competitive. This goes against the creators' earlier stated objectives of not providing combat advantage to paying customers. Ben Cousins, from EA/DICE, argued, 'We also frankly wanted to make buying Battlefunds more appealing. We have wages to pay here in the Heroes team and in order to keep a team large enough to make new free content like maps and other game features we need to increase the amount of BF that people buy. Battlefield Heroes is a business at the end of the day and for a company like EA who recently laid off 16% of their workforce, we need to keep an eye on the accounts and make sure we are doing our bit for the company.' The official forums discussion thread is full of angry responses from upset users, who feel this change is a betrayal of the original stated objectives of the game."

Comment Re:Laws (Score 1) 698

"Democrats desire to remove the second amendment"

strange that more and more of them are getting high ratings from the NRA

Howard Dean, all twelve governor candidates he endorsed in 2006 (who all won IIRC), etc.

the mainstream democrat voter recognizes the politician democrat is

A) more socially conservative than them
B) more reactionary in their gun control ideas, and less effective in their gun control ideas
C) almost all kiss corporation ass

all three of those are a result of american politics' "race to the right" in the last thirty years

republicans have moved from fiscal "conservative"*/social libertarian to corporatist/theocrat

democrats have moved from "fiscal responsible" (PAYGO) - government services/social liberal to "fiscal conservative"/social moderate-conservative

so if "center" 0 on a -10 (left) to +10 (right) scale the democrats have moved from -2 to 0.5 and the republicans moved from 4 to OVER 9000! :D

* fiscal conservative != fiscally responsible

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