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So has this been confirmed or proven to be total BS yet? Im getting quite bored of all this speculation.
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I understand. I just feel that adequate testing needs to be done before I will ever get near the stuff.
That's fair enough, I didn't mean to sound rude.

I would probably be with you if I didn't have a girlfriend in a lab that handles bacteria and viruses 10 hours a day 7 days a week.

Its safe to be wary of things like that, but it is dangerous to speculate on the dangers, because it really just stirs up fear in other people that really have no idea how dangerous it is.

Then you get people screaming about black holes and 2012
    
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Then you get people screaming about black holes and 2012
But...but... the Mayans!
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That's fair enough, I didn't mean to sound rude.

I would probably be with you if I didn't have a girlfriend in a lab that handles bacteria and viruses 10 hours a day 7 days a week.

Its safe to be wary of things like that, but it is dangerous to speculate on the dangers, because it really just stirs up fear in other people that really have no idea how dangerous it is.

Then you get people screaming about black holes and 2012
I work with bacteria and viruses in a lab as well. I have a degree in microbiology and am earning my PhD in microbiology as well.

There is nothing to fear here. E.coli strains used in laboratory settings are literally harmless. I don't even wear gloves when I work with my mutant strains. I spilled some on my bare hands yesterday. I'm still breathing...
    
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To be honest, though this may seem to be great, I don't think its a step in the right direction. Yeah its awesome, but we need to find clean burning alternatives, cause it isn't that we are running out of those types of fuels, its what they are doing to our atmosphere.

So again if they can do something to where they excrete another material, no science wizz here sorry, but then I'd be jumping for joy. I could only see this leading to a slowing of finding cleaner alternatives. Just my 2 cents of course...
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If you think the US will ever "break free" from the middle east OR that the USA is only buying it because they need it, you couldn't be more wrong.

That's a good point. There is a strategic advantage to be gained by sucking dry the buffer area between China and Europe. An orderly retreat across the desert, from one hardpoint to the next, dealing as much damage as possible along the way, would be less painful if there is no energy prize to surrender that will then be turned against you. Also, economic might drives military might and an energy monopoly creates economic might. If the US becomes the only empire with available oil reserves because they bought everyone else's and burned it, they'll be able to manipulate markets and attain an even greater level of economic dominance.

Even if this new biotech becomes the global standard, it will still be easier to bomb a factory than a deep oil well.
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But...but... the Mayans!
... Fired the priests who made that calendar, decentralized their society, and moved back into the jungle a long time ago.

Then the priests told them the world is gonna end, and only the priests can save you.

And here we are believing the charlatans.
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Even if this new biotech becomes the global standard, it will still be easier to bomb a factory than a deep oil well.
You don't bomb the wells, you bomb the refineries.
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... Fired the priests who made that calendar, decentralized their society, and moved back into the jungle a long time ago.

Then the priests told them the world is gonna end, and only the priests can save you.

And here we are believing the charlatans.
The Mayans created chocolate.

Therefore, they can do no wrong in my eyes.
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