Love?   So god chose procreation…out of wedlock…and free of the moral responsibilities normally associated with providing for one’s own offspring…or even for the bearer of his/their child…

Not for him, the day to day mundane cares and chores of child rearing…Totally devoid of providing any parental guidance…or of any sense of responsible parenting…

For him…it was just wham…bam…thank you ma’am…! And oh, your husband can raise and provide for my son…!

biggest science pet peeve:

people who think that listing all of the possible uses of a chemical constitutes a real argument against its safety.

Like I have news for you: chemicals have multiple different properties! Water, in addition to being very necessary for us to survive, is also really useful as a lubricant and flame retardant. But basically no one looks at a glass of water and thinks “gee that may not be safe isn’t that the same stuff that the sprinklers would spray out if my apartment caught fire?”

Also, the constituent parts of any given chemical have absolutely no effect on its toxicity. To use the cliche example table salt is made of equal parts chemical weapon and explosive.

And that’s leaving alone the biological interactions. We all need liquid water to live but very few of us would enjoy having it in our lungs. Toxicity depends on the way that something is taken! You should get this intuitively- put some shampoo on your skin to put it in your hair, you’re fine. Get it in your eye? That hurts but probably won’t leave any long term damage. Did you drink half the bottle? Call an ambulance.

And this even isn’t getting into minor things like the fact that our bodies produce lots of toxic shit that we get rid of regularly and that we have lots of fairly sophisticated mechanisms to not die from small amounts of, say, formaldehyde. There is a dose-response effect to all of this shit- below a certain dose you’ll have no ill effects, and above a certain dose you’re all but dead. That goes for everything from sugar to cyanide.

tl;dr chemistry and biology are complicated, stop drawing conclusions about the safety of things from context-free lists of random properties it has


The Founding Fathers on regulating corporations.

1. “If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their money, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them (around the banks), will deprive the people of their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.”
– Thomas Jefferson, 1802 letter to Secretary of State Albert Gallatin.

2. “I hope that we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.”
– Thomas Jefferson.

3. “The power of all corporations ought to be limited, […] the growing wealth acquired by them never fails to be a source of abuses.”
– James Madison

The Founding Fathers on war.

4. “He who is the author of a war, lets loose the whole contagion of hell, and opens a vein that bleeds a nation to death.”
– Thomas Paine: The Crisis No. V, 1797

5. “War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.” -Thomas Jefferson

The Founding Fathers on liberalism.

6. “As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality.” — George Washington

The Founding Fathers on religion.

7. “The Government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion.”
~1797 Treaty of Tripoli signed by Founding Father John Adams

8. “We have abundant reason to rejoice that in this Land the light of truth and reason has triumphed over the power of bigotry and superstition… In this enlightened Age and in this Land of equal liberty it is our boast, that a man’s religious tenets will not forfeit the protection of the Laws, nor deprive him of the right of attaining and holding the highest Offices that are known in the United States.”
~Founding Father George Washington, letter to the members of the New Church in Baltimore, January 27, 1793

9. “In every country and in every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty. He is always in alliance with the despot, abetting his abuses in return for protection to his own. It is error alone that needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.”
~Founding Father Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to Horatio Spofford, 1814

The Founding Fathers on taxes.

10. “As to Taxes, they are evidently inseparable from Government. It is impossible without them to pay the debts of the nation, to protect it from foreign danger, or to secure individuals from lawless violence and rapine.” – Alexander Hamilton: Address to the Electors of the State of New York, March, 1801


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