And that was in an open field - ideal tank battle conditions. In a city Jar Jar would have demolished a whole battalion! How well does a modern tank stand up to weird blue ball energy weapons I wonder...
That's not really the point. The point is that they are demonized beyond what the facts can support. Take a recent world leader for example. He kicked off two (arguably) illegal wars leading to the death of hundreds of thousands of civilians, took his country several steps back in terms of rights and freedoms and claimed his policy was guided by god. Surely this is a worse record than Ahmadinejad's but his reputation seems to have settled more on charismatic fool than evil psycho.
Why explore the deep ocean floor when there are so many unexplored tidal regions?
Why send missions to mars when we haven't even built a permanent base on the moon?
Why research cures for non-fatal disease when cancer is still killing people?...ad nauseum.
You of course realise that attempting to create a pseudo-dinosaur with modified chicken DNA doesn't prevent anyone from also trying to resurrect other extinct species? Also the techniques used would presumably have much wider applications in the field of genetics.
GP is girl who's into bandwidth. Big, fat tubes of juicy internet goodness. Plus the line "I need a network connection that doesn't suck so hard it's in danger of forming its own event horizon" was a good one.
Your troll "hurr durr comcast is teh suxor!" is a wholly different beast.
This gets modded insightful? In any case where a person responds to a perceived threat, there is a test for reasonableness. You might find a jury that thinks being on camera is threatening enough to require a physical response but its more likely that if you attack a cameraman, you'll find yourself being prosecuted.
While this may be true for really big lies, I would imagine that most persistent lies that people tell fall into the exaggeration or truth twisting category. Over time with consistent telling, they become the truth in your mind. I highly doubt that anyone has a truly accurate memory of their past.