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Comment Re:"it was used for children's writing exercises" (Score 2) 235

How did the first self-replicating molecule originate? Know one knows, but "I don't know" is a lot better answer than "God did it".

Unfortunately many induhviduals have an almost pathological aversion to the words "I don't know". "God did it" is a nice comfortable catch-all to explain away the unknown, because the unknown is frightening to them.

Comment Re:Just inject it - Less expensive and safe (Score 1) 327

People have become so risk averse in the western world that we would rather watch someone die a slow suffocating death from an allergy than actually help the person because, "only experts can do that." We have this phobia of doing anything outside of our specialization. A phobia that is largely propagated by the "experts" of various fields to ensure their own job security and their elite status. Several of the commentators on this article need to stop whimpering in the corner, worried about the new, and instead do what it takes to help those around you. Sometimes that means working on changing the laws and changing the way we do things.

You can also thank our litigious society as well. Helping someone carries the risk of being sued these days.

Comment Re:That's bullshit (Score 1) 323

The bottom line is that the "conservatives" advocating abstinence training are actually right. The only actual way to reduce teen pregnancy is to encourage them to stop fucking so much. The birth control available to them _does not work_. They should all just screw bareback from what I can see.

Obviously we must fit all teenagers with chastity belts! By Everlast!

Comment Re:NO MONEY (Score 1) 643

I ended up married in my 40s, so I never got much of a chance to test this prediction.

Well I ended up divorced in my 40s, and I will tell you my dating life is completely non-existent. Granted I have several factors working against me that contribute heavily towards my lack of success but having a full time job, disposable income and a (new) vehicle isn't doing anything to help.

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