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    Every pregnancy does not lower the odds of...

    As I wrote above, a fetus does not just ‘take.’ Some of its cells migrate into the mother’s body and take up residence there. They even can repair some heart damage. A pregnancy carried to term...
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    The religious person thinks the soul of the...

    The religious person thinks the soul of the unborn human goes to heaven to be with god. Eternal bliss.

    That would not be harming the unborn human then.

    It would be sparing it a bunch of...
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    Wrong. That only holds true in a population...

    Where do you get the minimum value of R0 for the Delta variant?

    And that 5 is only for non-immunized people.

    It is less for immunized people.[/QUOTE]

    https://www.bbc.com/news/health-57431420...
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    They know what is happening. They KNOW Trump...

    They know what is happening.

    They KNOW Trump is a pathological liar. They don't care.

    They know he tried to subvert democracy with violence.

    They don't care.

    They do not believe in...
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    The remnants of slavery are still here. The...

    The remnants of slavery are still here.

    The number of young black men killed or in prison are a remnant of slavery.

    Pockets of poverty in every major city filled with people of color are a...
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    A parasite would just take the kidney. They...

    A parasite would just take the kidney.

    They don't have to ask for what they get.
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    Wrong. A parasite just takes. It does not...

    Wrong.

    A parasite just takes.

    It does not live off the kindness of others.

    It takes what it needs.
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    Crying about the fact that a developing embryo is...

    Crying about the fact that a developing embryo is a parasite won't change it.
  9. I never said Chomsky doesn't welcome criticism. ...

    I never said Chomsky doesn't welcome criticism.

    I never came close to making any exaggeration in terms of his importance.

    This is pure non sequitur.
  10. Nope.

    Linguistics has been a science since William Jones et al. discovered the Indo-European language family in the late 1700s.[/QUOTE]

    Nope.
  11. The truth is almost none of these Republicans...

    The truth is almost none of these Republicans support Trump because they like him.

    It is purely self interest.
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    Like most capitalist enterprises all the power...

    Like most capitalist enterprises all the power exists at the top and the organization is a strict dictatorship.

    Those at the top work to limit what those at the bottom get so they can get more.
    ...
  13. Chomsky turned linguistics into a science. As...

    I'm certain Chomsky himself would make no such claim. Don't deify men, it leads to navel-gazing.[/QUOTE]

    Chomsky turned linguistics into a science.

    As a science it has moved out in many...
  14. Thread: Justice?

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    What is justice? Where does it exist? How...

    What is justice?

    Where does it exist?

    How do we know when we see it?
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    The nature of decision making depends on the...

    The nature of decision making depends on the nature of the animal making the decision.

    If that animal is not free to make decisions than any decision made is forced and meaningless.

    To decide...
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    An airport means the free flow of expertise and...

    I fail to see what airports have to do with establishing peace. Also, there are many nations with armies, police forces, and airports, that are still far from peaceful.[/QUOTE]

    An airport means...
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    What makes something a human? Is something...

    What makes something a human?

    Is something that does not have a brain a human?
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    A parasite is something that displays parasitic...

    A parasite is something that displays parasitic behavior.

    Parasitic behavior is deriving your sustenance due to the work of some other organism.
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    What does he have without them? It is behavior...

    What does he have without them?

    It is behavior that makes something a parasite.

    Gaining something but doing no work for it makes you a parasite.
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    Yeah. A rich person that makes their living...

    What I was commenting on was the proper definition of things.

    A developing human in the womb is a parasite.

    No doubt.

    And if you kill it then calling it a parasite is a small insult.

    I...
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    Is killing a sperm murder? Is killing an egg...

    Is killing a sperm murder?

    Is killing an egg murder?

    Is killing 64 cells that grew from a fertilized egg murder?

    Is killing something with no brain murder?
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    You used a definition that would specifically not...

    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parasite[/QUOTE]

    Yep. Different definitions. I'm a biologist and I used the term for parasite used in parasitology.

    Also: a human fetus does not...
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    I just describe things as they are. In most...

    Toni; might not agree, but I do. I just don't think it important. Every placental mammal, which includes humans, has a stage of life that is parasitic. It's called gestation. It isn't just normal,...
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    It has everything to do with your unsupported...

    Collection costs pay for themselves.

    Or you wouldn't do it.[/QUOTE]

    Which has nothing do with my point--that they are off the books and not showing up as part of the cost.[/QUOTE]

    It has...
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    Where do you get the minimum value of R0 for the...

    What?

    80% effective means you have an 80% chance of not getting an infection if you are exposed.

    Of the small percentage of people who are exposed only 20% will have a chance of being infected....
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