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Comment Re:She's right (Score 3, Insightful) 196

I love how graphs made by deniers even have a hockey stick.

But they drew a little lip at the end, from which they can project centuries of flat temperature, or perhaps even a decrease!

They should make up their minds. If the warming trend is natural and not at all bad for us, why not draw the graph realistically? What compels them to sugar-coat their own sad "me too" rebuttal?

Comment Re:Liberals and their insults (Score 0, Troll) 135

Other than name calling

I wasn't calling you a name, I am asserting you are stupid. The evidence is your belief in a conspiracy. Do you deny the evidence?

Name one thing that Clinton has done *ever* that has benefited the American people?

Well, for one thing, she just trounced Sniffles McPumpkinface, which was better value for our entertainment dollar than all episodes of "The Apprentice" combined.

Comment Re:Everything Trump does is bad (Score 2, Informative) 135

Why is it that, in the media, everything Trump does is "bad".

Probably because everything he says or does in the public sphere is cringeworthy.

Why don't you go one step further and claim that his own words were placed in his mouth by the liberal media conspiracy. You guys are practically that dumb already.

Comment Re:Greater wealth inequality (Score 1) 367

I got my genome sequenced for a hundred bucks a decade after the Human Genome Project concluded. How long did it take the third world gain cell phones, which are now ubiquitous?

If this technology is ever denied to the poor, it will be the consequence of government meddling at the behest of busybody moralizers and the ultra-rich who manipulate them as useful idiots.

Comment The future belongs to the bold (Score 3, Interesting) 367

The fact that paranoid, credulous, and superstitious people will avoid genetic therapy is a feature, not a bug.

The only real risk is that their numbers become too large and they become an unsustainable burden on society as the human baseline leaves them far behind. Their own sense of entitlement might very well create the sci-fi dystopia they're currently whining about.

Comment Re:Sexism and Racism (Score 0) 178

Calling an opponent a sexist or a racist are sure fire ways to ostracize them and shut them up.

It's funny how right wingers say this, in spite of them never actually shutting up, because if they didn't, there'd be no weight to their persecution complex.

It's also funny how that puts them in the same position as the people who shout racism and sexism at the drop of a hat. They both believe it will silence the opposition, but neither actually believes it does, because they're playing their designated role in their identity politics game. (Do not let their political alignment confuse you, the conservative white male is the most identity-focused out of all of them.)

And what is lost in the identity warriors' stupid race to the bottom is the fact that there is still plenty of racism and sexism left in the world. For example, Donald Trump is undeniably both. His statements are not even dog whistles, they're foghorns. And yet his supporters will pretend that pointing that out is lying, and also an attempt at censorship, because, you know, embarrassing a person for their stupidity is censorship.

Comment Re:Ah, Slashdot (Score 0) 1095

If you assert that all a man has to do to hang out in women's locker rooms is declare "I think I'm a woman", well, how naive or disingenuous do you have to be to not recognize that thousands of pervs will do exactly that?

That cliched objection sounds more like a fantasy of the person saying it than any scenario based in reality.

Imagine what could be accomplished if conservatives believed that rapists were half as common as the mythical cross-dressing peeping tom.They might actually believe the victim.

Comment Ah, Slashdot (Score 3, Insightful) 1095

Where aliens will be found, computers will be sentient, brains will be uploaded, and Linux will have a year on the desktop, all believed with the fervent faith of a religious nutter...

but the idea that gender identity is an innate function of the brain, which may not always develop to the identity dictated by chromosomes or genitalia, is just too damn mind blowing for them to handle, despite oodles of scientific evidence.

Comment Re:*TRIGGERED* (Score 3, Interesting) 571

If the ratio of women to men at your university is so low, aren't you interested to know why?

We already know why, women experience stereotype threat and they're more sensitive to the social stigma society attaches to nerdy pursuits.

It's not a problem for most of us, so we don't care, and we shouldn't have to. Only women can fix themselves.

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