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I'm grateful for a day of not going out or seeing people, just chillin in mah house.  Also, we have an approval for Flame to go the internet school, and a ride to get him to the orientation and the assessment test without our riding the bus two hours each way.  Yay!

Date: 2010-09-17 03:00 am (UTC)

Date: 2010-09-18 09:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
In closing our brief acquaintance, I will only say that I find homo sapiens-triumphalism heinous, and that 'facts' about your husband are utterly irrelevant to the issue discussed.

Date: 2010-09-18 03:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, but why back away from your original version? "In closing our brief acquaintance, I will only say that you are a heinously unethical monster." That's nice and relevant to the issue, isn't it? The ad hominem? It's a shame you didn't go for the gold with a Nazi reference.

My facts (which are such, so I'm not sure why they're in quotes) are relevant as an exemplar of why animal testing is done and why it is relevant to quality as well as quantity of life, as was one of your objections. While you're here, I'll just point out that computer models can't work for medical research for precisely the reason that they require entry of data that is, at that point, missing and precisely the data that needs to be solved for. As for cells in research, they do a notoriously poor job of behaving like organs.

Meanwhile, we have never discussed where I stand on the ethical treatment of animals, whether I would prefer it be limited in certain ways, or anything else that seems to be your concern. I do not regard any life as trivial, but it does not follow from that that every life is equal - a thing I suspect you know when a mosquito is biting you. Every life is to be treated with respect, but it does not follow that every life is to be sustained by our effort indefinitely - a thing I suspect you know when you complain about our overemphasis on "quantity of life."

Fare thee well, and may you and yours never need a medical treatment that was procured by testing on other than human persons.


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