Natural Selection: Dems Want It to Go Slower, Repubs Want It to Go Faster

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  • #3202
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    Democrats, favoring universal health care, are more humane; Republicans, opposing universal health care, are less humane.

    Where can the two parties compromise?

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    #3206
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    Add to the Opening Post:
    The Dems’ “humanity” will result in more genetic defects being passed to future generations. The Repubs’ “lack of humanity” will result in fewer genetic defects being passed.

    #3207

    I think it could be because the Dems are all the Children of Satan??

    #3213
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    The affordable care act only changes the health care available to those who normally would not be able to afford it.  Those who were always able to afford it are not going to get much change in their level of care.

     

    Its mostly about shifting the benefit to the insurance industries, towards the patients.

     

     

    #3218
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    Mm-mm, satanic genes. Neat idea.
    My two-year-older sister, in a Catholic high school, asked questions the nuns couldn’t answer and they told her to wait until Wednesdays and ask the priest.
    I asked questions they couldn’t answer and they told me to read Augustine and Aquinas. I stomped away angry; I had other things I wanted to do with my life.
    My dad sent five kids to Catholic schools and before he died he knew we had all quit Catholicism.
    If researchers find my satanic genes I will happily donate them.

    #3219

    When I was in school I asked a visiting priest if people who never heard about (his) God would be sent to Hell by default if only the saved could get to Heaven. He too started to talk about Aquinas and Augustine, saying that disbelievers were sinners. I “corrected” him by saying that while Aquinas did consider “unbelief” to be a sin, Augustine considers unbelievers not to be sinners if they had never heard about God because sin is considered by Catholics to be voluntary(freewill and all that rubbish). I was asked to leave the classroom. The things I had to do to escape the nonsense!!

    #3220
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    “The affordable care act only changes the health care available to those who normally would not be able to afford it.”

    True, but when the ACA’s health care enables kids with non-fatal birth defects to reproduce, those defects may remain in the gene pool, making future generations less fit.

    Anecdotally at least, prosperity correlates with sociopathy and with fitness. Who is surprised that Republicans don’t want to spend money on health care for those less able to pay for it?

    #3222
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    When I was in school I asked a visiting priest if people who never heard about (his) God would be sent to Hell by default if only the saved could get to Heaven. He too started to talk about Aquinas and Augustine, saying that disbelievers were sinners. I “corrected” him by saying that while Aquinas did consider “unbelief” to be a sin, Augustine considers unbelievers not to be sinners if they had never heard about God because sin is considered by Catholics to be voluntary(freewill and all that rubbish). I was asked to leave the classroom. The things I had to do to escape the nonsense!!

    Thus every missionary or theologian is doing a disservice to the unknowing by putting their souls in jeopardy forever by spreading the good word.  When you start with fiction the nonsense to justify it all just grows exponentially. And you better write it all down (catechism) because you will not be able to remember it.

    #3386
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    The idea of artificial selection is such a misnomer. We are part of nature just like everything else. Everything is natural evolution. Whatever we decide to do is part of the natural cycle as we are not apart from it. Humans are evolving just as everything else in the Cosmos is evolving.

    The national parties are bought and owned by the mega donors; USA was founded on this idea of the rich governing the poor.
    Until we get money out of politics, BTW it is possible and there are multiple pathways, we will have a corrupt government which fails to respond to the general population.

    #3390
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    Isn’t the point of a society to protect and provide for its members? I can’t imagine a universe in which that doesn’t include universal, socialised health care. I’d really love to see an alternate universe where you ended up with a Sanders presidency.

    #3402
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    Isn’t the point of a society to protect and provide for its members?

    Matt, societies are formed by a very few self-interested leaders. They need common folk to fight their wars and have to reward those who survive.

    The leaders then have to make large numbers of common folk governable. This requires a combination of rewards, fraud and oppression.

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