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#31 mmmbeans

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:54 AM

You may be reading too much into it. It assumes that we all get excited when we find out there's a bacterium on Mars, because life on Mars excites us, even if it's just a microbe.

Then they are saying why can't we be so excited about the life of an unborn child down here.

I realize it's apples and oranges, but the contrast does make you think. Because a lot of us DO take life for granted on this planet.

I'm still pro choice, by the way. But the way they put it made me look at it in a new light is all.


is the issue "life" or "human life?" because we kill the shiat out of almost everything on our own planet without giving it a second thought.

#32 FurdTurgason

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:02 AM

is the issue "life" or "human life?" because we kill the shiat out of almost everything on our own planet without giving it a second thought.



Like I said, apples and oranges. That being said, we get awfully excited about a microbe on Mars. Scientists were going crazy over the first rock that thing found, giving it a name and everything. (the name was Yogi)

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:03 AM

Like I said, apples and oranges. That being said, we get awfully excited about a microbe on Mars. Scientists were going crazy over the first rock that thing found, giving it a name and everything. (the name was Yogi)


Well... finding life on another planet besides Earth is a pretty big fuging deal imo...

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:07 AM

Like I said, apples and oranges. That being said, we get awfully excited about a microbe on Mars. Scientists were going crazy over the first rock that thing found, giving it a name and everything. (the name was Yogi)


what biscuit said... finding life on another planet would be an extremely big deal and doesn't mutually exclude anything that you're talking about.

#35 FurdTurgason

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:52 AM

We're talking a bacterium.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:13 AM

We're talking a bacterium.


i'm not sure what this means.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:16 AM

i'm not sure what this means.


Life on Mars = a bacterium

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:19 AM

Life on Mars = a bacterium


Where are you going with this?

Does it matter what kind of life we find on another planet? If any kind of life is out there, that means we are not alone and other planets have the potential to support us.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:19 AM

Life on Mars = a bacterium


it's incredibly important whether or not you think it is.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:24 AM

Sigh. You are missing the point. We get all excited about a BACTERIUM on Mars, a freaking bacterium, something you can't even see with the naked eye. But a fetus with a heartbeat....not so much.

Again, I get that it's not apples and oranges. It just made me think how we take life for granted here on Earth. That's all. Don't read into it more than that.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:42 AM

Sigh. You are missing the point. We get all excited about a BACTERIUM on Mars, a freaking bacterium, something you can't even see with the naked eye. But a fetus with a heartbeat....not so much.

Again, I get that it's not apples and oranges. It just made me think how we take life for granted here on Earth. That's all. Don't read into it more than that.


people don't get excited about abortion? could've fooled me.

#42 FurdTurgason

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:58 AM

As a concept, yes. Day to day? No.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:03 PM

As a concept, yes. Day to day? No.


day to day people care more about space exploration than abortion?

oh yea. good point.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:07 PM

Abortion doesn't affect me personally at all... and I suspect that's why it gets less of a reaction from most people.

I can't imagine a way that abortion would personally affect me now. My wife ain't having no more kids and even if we did by accident (and trust me, it would be a huge freaking accident) abortion wouldn't be an option. My wife wouldn't have one even if her life was in imminent danger, she just wouldn't.

Space exploration on the other hand has the potential to affect our entire species.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:11 PM

day to day people care more about space exploration than abortion?

oh yea. good point.



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