1) It's more like 3 percent, I think. Of course, just because the number seems small to you doesn't mean the number isn't meaningful. The fleas still itch.
2)Thankfully, there have been billions of years and billions of stars. Long enough and big enough for even the tiniest of unlikely events to happen at least once. And once is all it takes.
3)Except that a fetus is not a baby. An embryo is definitely not a baby.
2/18/2010 11:33:24 PM
Citation/s for all of these amazing facts you appear to posses?
2/18/2010 11:37:42 PM
Anthropic principle. Now go cry in a corner.
2/18/2010 11:38:18 PM
1) It's actually between 3% and 5%. Fleas can make a dog very sick and even kill in some cases. Please consult any veterinarian.
2) Please learn mathematics and particularly statistics. Since the earth exists exactly as it is, the chances of it existing exactly as it is are precisely 1:1, not "Trilions (sic) x trillions x tr"
3) A cluster of non-sentient cells is NOT a baby. Please try to understand that.
And yes,,, I'm perfectly OK with THESE facts.
2/19/2010 12:06:06 AM
the mathematical chances for the earth to exist like it is with us on it is impossible Trilions x trillions x tr…. Not an opinion, fact.
First, you need a Sun that is not to hot or too cold. Which there are plenty of in the universe.
Then you need a similar sized planet, as our own, since a life bearing planet needs to be capable of holding on to its atmosphere and what not....We have two of those in our very own solar system.
Following that, you need a planet to exist within the sweet spot of its solar system where it is capable of supporting water in its three forms. But, the sweet spot isn't actually a spot - It extends quite a bit, so based on how planets our solar system has, it's not unlikely that one would fall in it (we're just lucky it wasn't a gas giant or smaller terrestrial planet).
Finally(ish) you need a solar system with either very few asteroids/comets that can potentially crash into a habitable world or another planet that is large enough to draw them in. Fortunately, there seems to be no shortage of gas giants in the universe, so that isn't much of a problem either.
In the end, with billions upon billions of stars and potentially, trillions upon trillions of planets orbiting those stars, life bearing planets, like our own, shouldn't be remotely as uncommon as you're claiming and it's very much possible for life to exist and develop on worlds that aren't as friendly as our own. How life comes about in the first place, is another matter, but the actual building blocks to provide for it would be out there...mathematically speaking.
2/19/2010 12:12:26 AM
If we are so insignificant, removing one lump of non-sentient cells from a uterus should be of infinitesimally little importance.
Plus, it's the choice we want, we don't want people to have abortions, but the option must be there.
When there is a choice available, more people find it easier to choose the wider path of having the baby.
If there is no choice, more people get desperate and are more prone to take the dangerous option to remove the shame and guilt.
If your life is NOT ruined if you get pregnant at 16, you might find that you actually want to have a baby right now.
2/19/2010 12:22:48 AM
WOW, non-sequiter. That is not an opinion, but fact. You are a moron. That is not my opinion, but fact. I do not think "fact" and "opinion" mean what you think they do. That is a fact, not my opinion.
2/19/2010 12:54:26 AM
Actually, it's just a shade over 3%, but that is enough to change median temperatures, causing glaciers to melt, changing weather patterns.
An embryo isn't a 'baby', it's technically a parasite, as it can't live outside the woman's body.
2/19/2010 2:08:00 AM
Some physics class before we enter into the serious debate.
2/19/2010 2:13:11 AM
2/19/2010 3:40:52 AM
How did we go from climate change to abortion? Oh, wait, I forgot, it's the third commandment of atheism...thou shalt promote climate change, buttsex and baby killing.
2/19/2010 4:36:07 AM
2/19/2010 6:32:13 AM
Citation DEFINITELY needed.
2/19/2010 7:16:04 AM
Appending "fact" to a statement does not alter the veracity of said statement.
2/19/2010 7:40:35 AM
If 0.05% of your drinking water was raw sewage would you be happy about it?
2/19/2010 7:57:56 AM
You can say fact after everything you say but that doesn't mean you're right, fact.
2/19/2010 9:02:23 AM
the mathematical chances for the earth to exist like it is with us on it is impossible
The mathematical chances for 100 particular numbers to come up on a roulette wheel is nearly impossible, too. Yet it happens in casinos every night. Calculating what the probability of something that has already happened would have been before it happened is meaningless. It's sometimes called the "lottery fallacy"
2/19/2010 9:17:12 AM
"It's like .05%!"
A) you apparently don't know either, and B) I'm curious as to just what that calculation can possibly mean.
You also fail at understanding probability with your "chances" argument.
Are ANY of the things you're saying connected to each other?
And yes, we're OK with that. So shut up.
2/19/2010 10:32:41 AM
I'm calling Poe. This person is trying to hit too many fundie g-spots in one post.
2/19/2010 10:41:32 AM
Do you know what percentage of the atmosphere is actually effected by our presence on this rock? It’s like .05%!
So you like breathing yellow air? Personally I don't, but to each their own. You realize that 20 years ago, asthma was actually considered a rare condition?
It’s like two fleas fighting over who owns the dog.
Haven't seen what fleas can do to a dog, have you. I've seen dogs completely bald because of fleas
Intelligent design is not an option either, the mathematical chances for the earth to exist like it is with us on it is impossible
Lay out a deck of cards, the odds of it coming up the exact way it did is almost impossible, yet that's how it came up.
Pro-choice should be called pro-death because you ARE KILLING A BABY
Why does it always come back to baby killing or dog fucking with you people? What does this have to do with global warming? Oh, and it's called pro-choice because we want women to have a CHOICE. Pro-abortion/death would be grabbing pregnant women off the streets to abort their babies. The concept of CONSENT goes right past you people, doesn't it.
2/19/2010 11:54:15 AM
Asthmatics would disagree with your idea that human pollution isn't affecting the quality of air.
2/19/2010 11:54:31 AM
I really wish someone would do a study on "pro"-lifers. I'm curious to know just WHY they think women want nothing more than to terminate any and all pregnancies she might have if given the choice to do so. I worry that the sheer amounts of misogyny might make my eyes bleed though.
2/19/2010 12:01:53 PM
2/19/2010 1:44:57 PM
We are overwhelmed by your facts.
2/19/2010 3:18:13 PM
Again with the damn "not opinion, fact!" No........it's not fact just because YOU think it is! And why is it lately that no matter what subject the rant starts, it ALWAYS ends with either abortion or gays?
2/19/2010 4:17:25 PM