http://www.metafilter.com/favorites/19030/comments/ - 07/06/15 03:43:08 - 12/04/04 09:21:16
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 2030Letter to My Son"Slavery is not an indefinable mass of flesh. It is a particular, specific enslaved woman, whose mind is active as your own, whose range of feeling is as vast as your own; who prefers the way the light falls in one particular spot in the woods, who enjoys fishing where the water eddies in a nearby stream, who loves her mother in her own complicated way, thinks her sister talks too loud, has a favorite cousin, a favorite season, who excels at dress-making and knows, inside herself, that she... [more]sallybrown6:15 AM on July 5, 2015Was the American Revolution a mistake?MeFi post:
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 2028Humans to Mars with current technology, within NASA budgetMaybe we'll see an extension of the plan that involves hollowing out Deimos, turning it into a multi-generational colony ship, taking it to Tau Ceti, and making things really intense.
Or maybe we'll get advances in teleportation that go horribly wrong.
The Great Big Mulp5:58 PM on July 2, 2015
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 2027That risk is vastly larger to a single unvaccinated child than the risk of vaccine injury is in that same child should it be vaccinated.
Yeah, but we are terrible at risk calculation as a species. Truly terrible. Our brains calculate what 'feels' safest based on so many factors other than the actual odds, and when you add in the very primal instincts to protect your child on top of that, it's not a recipe for purely rational... [more]
Catseye3:39 AM on July 1, 2015