Java Zen:Thinking Out Loud Sunday, 2017.11.19
No matter how passionately you feel about something, dying for it will not make
you any more right than you were before you died. While martyrdom might inspire
people under certain circumstances, I think that in general the longer you live,
the more you can accomplish. People who believe in their principles so strongly
that they're willing to die for them would do better to channel that same energy
into living.

That's why people who want to live will generally defeat people who want to die.

		Eric Scheie,, commenting on Lutheran vicar Roland Weisselberg who set himself alight to warn against the danger of the Islamization of Europe.


How To Make Politics Obsolete

With science, of course. The Wall Street Journal reports:

In the quest to treat difficult diseases, researchers have created human embryonic stem cells without destroying embryos or using hard-to-get eggs. The technique may prove to be easier, cheaper, and more ethically appealing than an alternative approach that requires cloning.

This makes the moronic Republican stand against stem cell research effectively obsolete. And it goes to show science abhors corruption and routes around it.