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Comment I Live, You Die (Score 1) 847

When is a unique individual created? Forget religion, just answer this from science. You know the answer - sperm, egg, fertilization, dna & all that. This whole question is about speaking up for that unique creation, which we may have facilitated to occur in an insanely stupid place (a test tube), and literally placed on ice. So then, unlike state in the summary, the problem is about picking and choosing who lives and dies, WITHOUT THEIR CONSENT. How can that possibly be difficult to understand?

Comment Re:Not quite... (Score 1) 139

Anyone care to count the useful (efficacious, "safe" for the recipient) therapies delivered from embryonic stem cells? It's actually easy - none. Despite this, let's assume knock-it-out-of-park efficaciousness for embryonic stem cell research (just for the sake of this discussion) ... what about that "killing babies" thing ... ok or not? I say "not" ... as does the preponderance of human history.

Submission + - Blaise's Premise - A Moore's Law for Software (

Iraneus writes: "Alan Kay has been poking hard on the software biz (with just cause) about all sorts of stuff, including the lack of scalability in many apps. Recently he's been raising a basic question — why isn't there a Moore's Law for software. This two part post (the link is to part 2) analyzes what that would mean, what might make sense, and proposes something — Blaise's Premise. I may not know much, but I do know that our industry can do a *lot* better than we generally do when it comes to scaling stuff we build."

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