“"...Virginia Tech loves Nirvana, we'd love to have her in our video." Is not this student referring to the band as a "her" the way we refer to a vessel or a car as a "her"?
Surely the student is interested in having the *surviving* band members create this video. Surely the Huffington Post could make this mental leap and not waste our time. This sounds a bit more like the Media trying to create a story where there is none.
This is really not very news-worthy is it?”
Quick Brown Dog on Jul 27, 2013 at 18:01:06
“Stop calling me Shirley.
Oh, and per the people who wanted to bring back Kaufman and Kinison... please bring Leslie Nielsen back. We don't have much to trade for him... uh, Bullock and McCarthy?”
“But looked at another way, this research represents inquiry into the very question you propose. And it is an important question!”
Carlitos1327 on Nov 17, 2012 at 17:14:37
“If you want to research this topic, you will need live theoretical physicists like Brian Greene and Leonard Susskind. Their lives will need to be studied and their brains will need to be probed via imaging and other devices.
If the study mentioned above had the headlines. 'GENIUS SCIENTISTS NATURE VS NURTURE. I would support the hypothesis and the results.”
“My concern is that I think frequently religion is used to enforce what I'd call institutionalized bigotry. That's my concern.
I don't know if you're right or wrong about Xenophobia being a natural state in human beings, but when I watch little kids playing together and not noticing or caring that one might be a different color or religion, I have to wonder if xenophobia isn't imposed culturally rather than a naturally occurring fear.”
Mr Wiseguy on Aug 2, 2012 at 16:44:20
“Brett - I agreee that racism and xenophobia is conditioned in children by the society we live in. Iranians grow up to hate jews and America. In America we hate anyone and everything that we don't like.”
Mr Wiseguy on Aug 2, 2012 at 16:43:02
“It is the religonists themselves who say their xenophobia and racism is supported by their faith and this church just proved it.”
“Pappawtom, I think you are implying that morality is impossible without Religion. Indeed I think you imply that immorality is inevitable without religion. If so, I respectfully disagree with you. I value the treating of others fairly and respectfully as being something we should all strive for without hope of some spiritual reward.”
“Any more, religion does more harm than good. It's time to let go of superstition and embrace reality.”
pappawtom on Aug 2, 2012 at 12:53:56
“And what is this reality that you speak of, evolution? Kids taking guns to school to kill each other? Unrestrained sex? Do unto others before they do unto you? Drug use for pleasure? Hatred of someone because of their skin color, religion, political party affiliation, money? Exactly what is you are talking about?”
jungefrau on Aug 2, 2012 at 12:27:55
“I'm an atheist, but I have to disagree. Xenophobia and racism are natural reactions to "the other." It's about kinship and what's best for my hive is probably best for me, the bee.
Islam and Christianity may have a billion faults and problems, but racism should not be counted among them as both religions are very much about the household of believers and not being accepted or rejected because of your race or heritage. A Christian and a Muslim may be racist, but they are not getting that from their religion.”