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Offline _Xenu_

HIV Recently Cured in Fourteen Adults
« on: March 15, 2013, 11:30:11 AM »
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Offline stromboli

Re: HIV Recently Cured in Fourteen Adults
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2013, 11:32:20 AM »
Yeah, and people are praising god once again for the work of science. Go figure.
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Online Hydra009

Re: HIV Recently Cured in Fourteen Adults
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2013, 02:45:30 PM »
I wouldn't exactly called it a cure.  They still have HIV in their bloodstreams.  But it dramatically reduces the amount of medication they require.  That's good.  Not a cure, but very good.

Offline The Skeletal Atheist

Re: HIV Recently Cured in Fourteen Adults
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2013, 03:41:47 PM »
Quote from: "Hydra009"
I wouldn't exactly called it a cure.  They still have HIV in their bloodstreams.  But it dramatically reduces the amount of medication they require.  That's good.  Not a cure, but very good.
Yeah, but every year...almost every month it seems now, we're getting closer and closer to a cure. A cure for HIV is not an unreachable fantasy anymore, it's something that seems so palpable that you can just grab it. That's what I get from stories like this, anyways.
Some people need to be beaten with a smart stick.

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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2013, 03:45:26 PM »
And when it is finally cured, we can say "God sent AIDS to punish the gays, science defeats God."
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
~ Arthur C. Clarke

Offline Nonsensei

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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2013, 05:30:32 PM »
Quote from: "NitzWalsh"
And when it is finally cured, we can say "God sent AIDS to punish the gays, science defeats God."

I honestly feel like we can say that already. At the very least we have successfully defied him, which calls his omnipotence into question.
And on the wings of a dream so far beyond reality
All alone in desperation now the time has come
Lost inside you\'ll never find, lost within my own mind
Day after day this misery must go on

Offline The Skeletal Atheist

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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2013, 05:33:29 PM »
Quote from: "NitzWalsh"
And when it is finally cured, we can say "God sent AIDS to punish the gays, science defeats God."
I wish it were so, but the religious will say "God inspired the scientists to find a cure for this horrible disease". When you bring up their earlier point of "AIDS is God's punishment for gays" they will claim they never said that, even if you show them concrete proof they'll find some way to twist it...."God punished the gays with AIDS, then he inspired scientists to find a cure so he could get more glory". They're all so predictable that way.
Some people need to be beaten with a smart stick.

Kein Mehrheit Fur Die Mitleid!

Kein Mitlied F�r Die Mehrheit!

Offline Colanth

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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2013, 07:44:15 PM »
He only created AIDS to give the scientists a goal to work toward.  (Never mind the millions who died painful deaths along the way.)
Afflicting the comfortable for 70 years.
Science builds skyscrapers, faith flies planes into them.

Offline StupidWiz

Re: HIV Recently Cured in Fourteen Adults
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2013, 08:07:58 PM »
Quote from: "stromboli"
Yeah, and people are praising god once again for the work of science.
Whenever people say this, I feel like wanting to punch their faces real hard.
... To teach superstitions as truths is the most terrible thing. The child mind accepts and believes them, and only through great pain and perhaps tragedy can they be in after years relieved of them. - Hypatia

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« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2013, 08:59:18 PM »
I am damn glad to see progress on any and all diseases.  I won't cry if those who retard science get infected and no one elects to be with them and/or cure them.
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Offline Atheon

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« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2013, 09:07:18 PM »
I would love to see this horrific disease stamped out of the face of the earth. Glad to see progress being made.
"Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful." - Seneca

Re: HIV Recently Cured in Fourteen Adults
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2013, 01:46:19 AM »
Quote from: "Hydra009"
I wouldn't exactly called it a cure.  They still have HIV in their bloodstreams.  But it dramatically reduces the amount of medication they require.  That's good.  Not a cure, but very good.
Some of the better articles refer to it as a "functional cure." I'm interested to see if it remains suppressed for life or if some strains are able to mutate around the suppression. Functional cure is better than no cure though.
"And, tricked by our own early dream
And need of solace, we grew self-deceived,
Our making soon our maker did we deem,
And what we had imagined we believed."
- Thomas Hardy

Re: HIV Recently Cured in Fourteen Adults
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2013, 08:41:53 PM »
We've already schooled God on any number of his other 'plagues'. Smallpox? Fucked up. Polio? Destroyed.... until Muslims started scaring people by saying shit like "It's a potion that will sterlize we true believers!" and so polio spread again throughout Africa.

But if a cure does surface in the near future, I am going to rage like Hell at people shoving God into this. They don't seem to realize just how wicked what they will say is.
Which means that to me the offer of certainty, the offer of complete security, the offer of an impermeable faith that can\'t give way, is the offer of something not worth having.
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