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Comment Re:Side effect of the Fake news in MSM (Score 1) 80

It's more like this. People think, not entirely incorrectly, that politicians lie all the time. At the very least, they cherry pick facts and statistics to suit their position. So given that for every fact you can find an opposing one and everyone else just seems to pick the ones they prefer, why not do the same yourself?

That's where alternate facts come from. She wasn't supposed to use that phrase publicly, but that's where we are at. The truth is the set of facts you cherry pick.

Comment Re:What do you get with a TV-celeb as prez? (Score 1) 139

Fortunately I didn't notice that. Then again, I don't know the first thing about eating healthy, working out or working in the big blue room with that hot, yellow light on top and no air condition to boot, so I can't really comment on how sensible her efforts were.

I can comment on this one, though. And it is prime cringe material.

Comment Re:They really don't understand. (Score 3, Interesting) 139

The foundation has to come after the initial exposure. That's how I leaned, and if you try to start with the dry stuff the kids get bored and lose interest. They have to understand where that knowledge will take them, what they can do with it.

That's why we encourage kids to read. Not just for practice, but to make them interested in reading. Start with fun books before getting into grammar and the history of literature.

Comment Re:Goodbye Karma (Score 1) 312

Thanks for the great comment.

The question of when a foetus becomes a human doesn't really make sense. It's a continual process. At various stages it has more or fewer human qualities and similarity to a human baby.

That's why the focus is usually on those factors, like ability to react to stimulus.

There is no good answer. It's not that kind of question.

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