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YossarianWWII37 karma

The family was informed first. The verdict initially broke because the family of Mike Brown talked to the press before the prosecutor had formally announced it.

YossarianWWII6 karma

Ah, Scorch... Nothing better than a jungle hunt. Hiding in the bush, putting a plasma bolt through a hostile's cranium...

YossarianWWII6 karma

To your point about Mitochondrial Eve and Y-Chromosome Adam, that only accounts for mitochondrial DNA and the segment of the Y chromosome that doesn't cross over with the X chromosome. The genetic diversity within that bottleneck population is too great to have come from a single pair. In fact, the global population never dropped below approximately 10,000 individuals.

YossarianWWII2 karma

How do you feel about the probable personality changes that will come about after your body chemistry changes?

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What do you mean when you say that empiricism "rules out the supernatural from the beginning?" Empirical principles have been used to address every apparent violation of the physical laws of the universe since Newton first laid out his laws of motion. Empiricism itself is perfectly applicable to "supernatural" claims.