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Comment Re: I want to like Donald. (Score 1) 268

In reality, this shows the tolerance of the GOP. They'll have debate, they'll welcome discourse with people generally on the other side of an issue.

And then they'll just go on the way they did before, working against the concerns of those same people. This is not tolerance, it's pandering.

Comment Re: So what is YOUR plan? (Score 1) 406

So ISIS's goal is the same as the Republicans. Provoke a war, then capitalize on it.

It's worked as an economic stimulous plan for years.

War is expensive on many levels, including economic. But on its face, it is not an "economic stimulus plan." When you drop a bomb on someone, you don't send them a bill.

To be sure, war efforts have spurred the creation of many technologies more rapidly than they might have been created otherwise. But I'm not sure it's worth it.

Comment Re:Hmm... (Score 1) 46

The human genome has about 3.2 billion base-pairs, each of which can be in one of four configurations. So, that's 6.4 billion bits, or about 800 megabytes. And that doesn't even consider the fact that the vast majority of "values" those bases can take on do not make a viable organism.

You might be able to encode information in the inert portions of the human genome, but exabyes worth? Not a chance.

Comment Re:Just follow the rules (Score 1) 364

I thought there was a way to objectively decide morals: write rules ahead of time.

I think you're confusing morality with ethics.

Morality is the innate sense of what we think is right by ourself and others. Ethics is the attempt to codify this into rules.

It's a bit like the difference between justice and the law.

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