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Comment Re:More condoms less climate change (Score 4, Insightful) 162

If something is going to happen in the far future, i.e., after you're dead, it doesn't matter.

There was a saying in ancient Greece along the lines of A civilization grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they will never sit in.

Your attitude is precisely the reason why extinction is beckoning us, but hey, you won't be around so who gives a fuck. Sadly, some of the rest of us have "consciences", which means that knowing full well that you're leaving a toxic wasteground behind when you die causes some cognitive dissonance while you're still actually alive.

So yeah, I guess I envy your shallow, mindless, selfish attitude. Bravo you.

Comment Re:More condoms less climate change (Score 1) 162

What about the fact that species die out all the time? Like before we were here? Actually, some of them dying out are the reason we are here now! It happens. It will happen to us. It will suck when it is our turn, but it will still happen.

You really don't see that humans are qualitatively different, both as an animal and as a phenomenon that affects the whole planet?

Humanity is certainly capable of continuing to exist for aeons, I mean we won't because we're going to do something stupid/fail to ever do something smart (obviously), but it's possible in a way that isn't possible for other species.

Comment Re:More condoms less climate change (Score 2) 162

I am sick and tired of climate change being mentioned in every story with no evidence to back it up?

Is that a question?

In any case, you're in good company on Slashdot. The prevailing opinon is one of high skepticism that humans adversely affect the environment/biosphere what-so-ever.

When I say skepticism, what I mean is denialism.

FWIW, there is no point in arguing. Motivated reasoning trumps all. I would love to find out that all the 'bad news' of the last few decades was a hoax. I'm just not intellectually cowardly enough to kid myself into thinking that.

Comment Re:Amazing (Score 1) 77

Yet AI and self-driving cars are right around the corner and we are going to colonize Mars soon. Right?

Still obsessed with Mars eh?

Who says AI is right around the corner? Depends what AI you mean. Nobody with intelligence is saying strong AI is around the corner. AI like Watson is already here. Self-driving cars are already here.

Apple can't get their wireless ear buds in time for launch with phone? I'll just file that one under D for DGAF. Doesn't really prove anything wider to be honest.

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