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Lucy can be an ok fantasy story. Not science fiction by a long shot, though.
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+Dena Banther Can you point me to scientific journals that have tested this theory of yours? Or how do you know that this is close to reality?
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Do we have experimental evidence that there are tens of thousands of incrementally different types of creatures possible between the different stepping stones of species in an evolutionary line?

In other words, have we randomly mutated an animal's DNA to see how many different kinds of new creatures we could create--each the next step towards its closest evolutionary cousin with only one base pair different each time? I mean, certainly we could do this same incremental process in a few decades as opposed to the billions of years it would have had to take unguided originally.

Maybe in a decade ot two when we have the technology to do so, we'll start testing the hypothesis of the branching tree of life and other such evolution-as-the-source-of-life's-diversity hypotheses. But for now, I personally think it's premature to come to a big conclusion like this without testing. Or are we no longer following the scientific method?
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+Nicholas Wright We don't need an experiment when we can just observe it happening out in nature: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ring_species
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0:09 Woo, Irvine! is list25 an Anteater?
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Then why are we still trillions in debt?
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+Deshara We run a deficit because we don't have enough money to pay for the goods/services we are requesting~plain and simple. It is ridiculous to think that I am rich because I have run up my credit card to the point where they are threatening to turn it off and I say "when I stop wanting more I will pay it all back".  The same with the government, we have never paid the debt back since it started, so when is this fictitious period of repayment to start and the debt stop accumulating?

Once you start a program that gives something for free, try to stop it. When people are used to getting something, especially when they didn't earn it, they will never just give it up. The free programs are what is mucking up America.  The affordable care act is going to create thousands and thousands of jobs at the expense of the already strained economy paid for by the already strained tax paying people and will give out hundreds of millions if not billions of dollars of mediocre medical care~doesn't sound like the deficit will get paid back this year. So spout your democratic rhetoric on how everybody else should pay for your lofty ideas while your party keeps its money to itself and runs this country into the ground. The real agenda of the current democratic party is to spend this country into such a debt that we cannot ever repay it and we cannot ever be a world power anymore, just merely eke out an existence and try to protect ourselves. 

Our elected officials are selling our national resources faster than can be believed. Our clean water (approx 2% of all water on earth is clean) is being shipped to China along and our government paid for jobs (infrastructure)  that are to be only completed contractually by Americans are now being completed by Chinese government contractors because they can't figure out a way to ship a bridge building job over to China and then ship the built bridge back.

Keep your head in the sand, its worked for every other nation that has ever fallen in history, well until the people finally "pulled their head out" and cried "how did this happen".
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Does the newest food pyramid (or steps or whatever it is nowadays) not have a dairy portion?
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+Khalida Vlogs That shows the brainwashed society quite clearly.
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Where did you get the data for kids having less sex these days? Your other points of data don't prove kids are less sexualized nowadays, they may very well show that kids just have more access to condoms and other contraceptives. 

Oh also, your kids drinking alcohol fact isn't taking isn't taking into account cultural differences of many countries who allow kids to drink at mealtime. You should be looking at cases of drunk kids, not cases of drinking kids.

And "lowest since the late 60's" time and time again? Many people complaining about crime nowadays were born in or before the 50's. And you're again not taking into account differing factors, like urban vs rural or poor vs rich, which are all averaged in together here.

All in all, however, I agree, things are better than they are than ever before in many ways, just not at all in ALL ways or even necessarily the most important ways.
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For data on sexual activity, try this: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/ss/ss6104.pdf

Also, I'm limited by when data is available. Hard to find for the 1950's. And if you want to go back to the 60's, own that things were terrible for a LOT of people then.
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0 != 1

...yup, that checks out.

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