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Vecheslav Novikov

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TIL: Russia has conservative hippies. A very hippy looking fella with long hair and a toga, talking about nature and chakras, is railing against women wearing pants, and dying their hair, and wearing American t-shirts.

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A handy guide as to why you shouldn't dismiss other opinions without considering them.

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Pop quiz, who can tell me what's wrong with this picture?

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The thing about Gattaca was that while we empathized with the protagonist, we were shown that he's clearly not the right person for the job, his determination notwithstanding. He struggles with the physical tests he's put through, which may potentially put the mission he's part of at risk.
Of course genetic discrimination isn't a good thing generally, but the film isn't a great demonstration of how a system that considers genetic predisposition would function.
DNA tests for IQ are coming, but it might not be smart to take one

Scientists have linked hundreds of genes to intelligence. One psychologist says it’s time to test school kids.

“The idea is we’ll have this information everywhere you go, like an RFID tag. Everyone will know who you are, what you are about. To me that is really scary,” says Catherine Bliss, a sociologist at the University of California, San Francisco, and author of a book questioning the use of genetics in social science.

Gattaca is a 1997 American science fiction film centers on Vincent Freeman, who was conceived outside the eugenics program and struggles to overcome genetic discrimination to realize his dream of traveling into space.

noun: eugenics

the science of improving a human population by controlled breeding to increase the occurrence of desirable heritable characteristics. Developed largely by Francis Galton as a method of improving the human race, it fell into disfavor only after the perversion of its doctrines by the Nazis.

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Fun fact, Facebook users are still being blocked for criticizing Russia.

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What do people think, is this kind of politics capable of seriously hindering our expansion beyond the planet?

С бритой головою,
В форме полосатой
Коммунизм я строю
Ломом и лопатой.

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If there was a pill that could turn you gay for 24 hours, would you take it to see what it's like?
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I'd protest its manufacture

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In Russia, if you withdraw your money from a bank, and the bank collapses, you may have to give the money back. Best country ever.
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