And the moral of the story....


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My shop has a sign at the dock. DRIVERS MUST CHECK AT FRONT DESK.

I also don't allow fish around the tool crib.

CaptDMO's picture
Posted by CaptDMO (not verified) on 17 December 2005 - 11:27am
Of course, things are even

Of course, things are even more ridiculous, because it's really as though he dumped a seat and a set of handlebars in front of you and insisted you had to provide him with a frame, wheels, gears, and so on, and then put the whole thing together.

Or, more apt still, he gives you nothing more than a blueprint and insists you use all your own inventory, most of which is geared more towards, say, farm equipment than bicycles.

Noumena's picture
Posted by Noumena (not verified) on 17 December 2005 - 4:19pm
So, in a new twist on an old saying ...

...A woman without a bicycle is like a fish on the 10 Most Wanted List.

Meteor Blades's picture
Posted by Meteor Blades (not verified) on 17 December 2005 - 6:06pm

Or something like that.

media girl's picture
Posted by media girl on 18 December 2005 - 12:04am
But, ...

..., even blueprint is not enough.

coturnix's picture
Posted by coturnix (not verified) on 18 December 2005 - 4:34am
It just blows my mind that

It just blows my mind that people really think that a unique set of the right chromosomes is all it takes to be human. As a molecular biologist who often notices peoples' eyes glaze over as soon as I say DNA, I can't help but think that there are a lot of people who think DNA is the physical manifestation of a soul. Do people really tie spirituality that closely to their physicality? When you get cancer, is your soul also decaying? Should you stay out of the sun to protect your sacrosanct DNA? It doesn't add up at all. Between the widespread misunderstanding of what evolution is, and the mystical qualities assigned to nucleic acids, I wonder what it is that is being taught in high school biology classes.

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Posted by Sara (not verified) on 18 December 2005 - 12:18pm
Whatever reinforces the patriarchy

That seems to be the goal. That's why "pro-life" people oppose policies that would actually reduce the number of aborted pregnancies in this country -- because to do so would mean empowering women.

Maybe I'm just too cynical. It's not news that religious dogmatists are threatened by science. How many great scientists in history were jailed and otherwise oppressed by The Church?

If they claim to have the inside track on The Truth, then they have to attack science because science shows that our understanding of the truth is ever-changing.

media girl's picture
Posted by media girl on 18 December 2005 - 2:40pm