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Comment Re:Hubris Much? (Score 1) 108

Sometimes you have to jump off the cliff and hope for the best. Other times, its better to wait.

Consider the implications of failure of a plan like this. If the consequences of failure are worse than doing nothing.... then yes. Do nothing.

I remember some bright idea to genetically engineer mosquitoes to wipe out malaria... A noble goal. The fish population in the area they tried it on took a nose dive. So yes... sometimes nothing is better.

Comment Hubris Much? (Score 2) 108

On the one hand we complain about man interfering with natural processes and bemoan climate change caused by our greed and shortsightedness... on the other we propose deliberately altering the natural processes in order to cause climate change because we know better?

And if it goes horribly wrong due to our shortsightedness and arrogance? I know several people who truly in the depths of their hearts believe that they know better, are brilliant, and can do no wrong. A little self doubt can do the world a lot of good.

Comment Re:So backwards... (Score 1) 227

You can use many medications as directed and die. Doctors have been complaining about Tylonol usage being a leading cause of liver failure for years now. People die during routine dental operations. There is risk all around you. You can walk outside and get hit by a bus. A bus driver can fall asleep at the wheel and drive his bus into your living room. Right now. Life kills.

Comment Re:Plain stupid sentence (Score 3, Interesting) 358

Some mistakes you don't get to make. Mistakes have consequences. To real people. We can't just ignore them and pretend it didn't happen.

The other day one kid hit their sibling on the head with a toy truck. The hitter was yelling "Sorry!" at their crying sibling who yelled back "Sorry doesn't help!" You can be sorry. But "sorry" doesn't magically make it better. It doesn't roll back time.

Mistakes can cost you your job, your family, your reputation, and your freedom. That is why you have to think before you act.

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