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Are the World's Religions Ready For ET?

Cro Magnon Re:Are the world's non-religious ready? (455 comments)

Well, I figure, any aliens able to get to Earth from who knows how many light-years away would regard us as an interesting species to study. Kind of like we might study some animals or primitive natives on an isolated island. An "arms race" would be like those natives harvesting more spears, and the ETs would probably get a few laughs out of it.

6 hours ago
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Are the World's Religions Ready For ET?

Cro Magnon Re:Plus what religion might ET bring? (455 comments)

That brings up the question of when does a religion become different. Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are considered different even though they worship the same God. Sunnis and Shiites are both Muslims, but are they really the same religion? They obviously are different enough to want to kill each other.

7 hours ago
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

Cro Magnon Why I don't want to change (764 comments)

As an American, I'm tougher than the Europeans, and I can prove it. I can take heat up to 104 degrees. The Europeans are in trouble when it's only 40!

7 hours ago
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

Cro Magnon Re:Simple answer (764 comments)

I live in the Midwest, and I know what sub zero and over 100 feel like. I would classify those temps as unlivable, even if they do happen routinely.

7 hours ago
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Microsoft Announces Windows 10

Cro Magnon My favorite versioning plan (622 comments)

I think they should go back to year versioning. It's simple and easy to understand. It works for Office, Quicken, and my car.

yesterday
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Apple Fixes Shellshock In OS X

Cro Magnon Re:Why isn't this auto-update? (162 comments)

Yeah, I guess they're worried it will mess up their cloud or phone calls or something. :-P

yesterday
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Man Walks Past Security Screening Staring At iPad, Causing Airport Evacuation

Cro Magnon The problem is misstated (213 comments)

The problem isn't that some idiot walked past security staring at his iPad. The problem is that some idiots in security let a fool walk past them (were they staring at iPads too?).

yesterday
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Scientists Seen As Competent But Not Trusted By Americans

Cro Magnon Re:Americans are smart. (450 comments)

Frankly, I have no wish to see Scientist A naked. We really need scientists who are as hot as Celebrity M. I would totally trust them in that case.

2 days ago
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How the NSA Profits Off of Its Surveillance Technology

Cro Magnon Re:Security is Big Business (82 comments)

The obvious solution is to elect a President who will appoint a law-abiding AG. The obvious problem with that is, most candidates don't admit that they'll violate your rights while campaigning. :-P

5 days ago
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Physicists Find Clue as To Why the DNA Double Helix Twists To the Right

Cro Magnon Re:Explains Star Trek (120 comments)

Most of the ones we've seen. But, maybe there's a whole bunch that don't. Either of Spock's parents would have had trouble, medical intervention notwithstanding, making it with a Horta.

5 days ago
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FBI Chief: Apple, Google Phone Encryption Perilous

Cro Magnon Re:Maybe if they didn't abuse (353 comments)

Yes, he is to blame. He might not have started it, but he sure hasn't done anything to fix it.

5 days ago
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Phablet Reviews: Before and After the iPhone 6

Cro Magnon Re:Very sad (277 comments)

If you think a big-ass phone is bad in your front pocket, try putting a big ass-phone in your BACK pocket!

about a week ago
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Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

Cro Magnon I plan to live to 100 (478 comments)

And on my 100th birthday, I'll die quickly, shot in the head by the cute 25 y/o chick's hubby after he catches me in the act.

about two weeks ago
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Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

Cro Magnon Re:Speak for yourself, Mr. Emanuel (478 comments)

I have a friend who has worked in Hospice for the last seven years.

According to him, 100% of people get dementia as they age past 70.

We're really good at keeping our bodies alive, but have very little science on what keeps our brains functioning.

I think enough people in our generation have a story about a grandparent who lived for years in a terrifying state of confused, blurry existence.

Choosing for yourself "I never want that to happen to me, personally", seems like an allowable thing.

If you've experienced that and still want to spend a decade drooling in a wheelchair pointed at a TV, good for you, because that will be the default choice for a long time.

My grandparents lived into their 70s. Their minds remained sharp even when not much else was right. My mom's 80, and still sharp, mentally AND physically. My aunt's 95, and until a recent stroke, remained mentally sharp.

about two weeks ago
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Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

Cro Magnon Re:The WHO (478 comments)

My mom's 80, and still going strong. She did have a bad fall earlier this year, but recovered well, and walks as well as before she fell. My aunt's not doing well, but she's 95, and was still doing reasonably well at 90.

about two weeks ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

Cro Magnon Re:Science and fiction have always got along nicel (794 comments)

I hit the brick wall where the summary plunged into "thinking science has made God irrelevant."

Oh, silly summary. God remains a relevant fictional character. You know, like that girl from the Twilight books.

I dunno, I think the Greeks & Romans did better fiction. The Xtian God is a bit overpowered.

about two weeks ago
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Study Finds Link Between Artificial Sweeteners and Glucose Intolerance

Cro Magnon Re:Does HFCS count? (294 comments)

In my area, the Pepsi doesn't call itself "throwback" anymore, but some of the cans say "real sugar" on them, so I ASSume it's the same thing.

about two weeks ago

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Does anybody read these things?

Cro Magnon Cro Magnon writes  |  more than 9 years ago

Just wondering if there's any point in writing a journal here.

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