This Week In Comments: July 2nd—9th
Every week one of our brave editors scours the comment section for gems. Did you make the cut?
Every week, one of our brave editors scours the Facebook and Twitter feed for comment gems. There were some great ones this week, but here's our top 5 favorite. Enjoy!
In a nut shell, be like a child, so as to be able to learn more, but don't be childish. Learning should be life-long and life-wide, so as to garner the gems of genius from the varied experience.
Genetic diversification within a species is key to survival. Allowing us to modify the genetics within our species will inevitably lead to unified predispositions to single strands of pathogens. Where a particular virus might wipe out 10% of a given species with broad differences in their genetic makeup, the same virus could potentially wipe out the entire species with identical genetics. We should have learned this with corn, but apparently not. Technology such as this should be limited to warding off eminent diseases but not needless tweaks for vanity. If it can't be monitored and controlled, then it should be shelved until it can be. But, as they say, the genie is out. Viva la difference!
It's a stupid law. If a willing seller can find a willing buyer then what is the problem? Make it legal, regulated, taxed and safe for all.
This espouses civility, and concern that one isn't always one hundred percent right, that other's have validity in their experience and viewpoint also. Something that has long been missing in discourse today. Impassioned debate, without hostility, is needed to find truth, to reach reasoned compromises that serve the greatest good. Great thinker, for certain.
Isn't your cell phone already an extended version of our brains? It can answer any question, find any formula or recipe, play my favorite songs and movies, capture images and videos, help me communicate, and it's all in my pocket. Why adapt my biological body with tech that will be outdated pretty quickly?
- The meaning of the word 'confidence' seems obvious. But it's not the same as self-esteem.
- Confidence isn't just a feeling on your inside. It comes from taking action in the world.
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- There are 2 different approaches to governing free speech on college campuses.
- One is a morality/order approach. The other is a bottom-up approach.
- Emily Chamlee-Wright says there are many benefits to having no one central authority on what is appropriate speech.
The controversial herbicide is everywhere, apparently.
- U.S. PIRG tested 20 beers and wines, including organics, and found Roundup's active ingredient in almost all of them.
- A jury on August 2018 awarded a non-Hodgkin's lymphoma victim $289 million in Roundup damages.
- Bayer/Monsanto says Roundup is totally safe. Others disagree.
- Economist Sylvia Ann Hewlett breaks down what qualities will inspire others to believe in you.
- Here's how 300 leaders and 4,000 mid-level managers described someone with executive presence.
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