I never said that all unnatural things are bad. >_>
I've never been a fan of more advanced ways to kill one another. The only WMD that has proven necessary is the nuclear bomb. The ever-present threat of mutually assured destruction keeps us all from wiping each other out.
Mutually assured destruction would be ideal.
"The meds over the last year"
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I was banned for being good, sorry NS I am too good.
You're mistaken. I take medication for my epilepsy, which I've had for 16 years now. The new medication just has some side affects my previous ones didn't. It's very disorienting sometimes. Such as today.
My wife has been diagnosed with epilepsy since she was 13, and she turns 30 in a few months. Her seizures are pretty bad. She has petite Mal and grand Mal seizures. What sucks in addition to that, is that she requires two name brand medicine. Which would cost us around $6k a month with insurance if we got it here in the states. So we order them from Canada for $500 a month, and it takes a month to get here. Sometimes there’s an issue with it being late, or on manufacture back order, and I have to pay the exorbitant costs to cover the period of time till we get it from Canada.
So I understand a bit of what you’re going through, and I hope you’re okay.
Medicine keeps people healthy. >_>
She's not much older than me then. I hope she doesn't take Keppra. That stuff is notorious. There was a recall recently for Lamitrogine. Don't remember exactly why. I think a few batches were contaminated with something.
Thanks, I could honestly be much worse. I hope you're wife is well too.
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How the f*ck did this chat get to calling Hitlers universally deplorable actions subjective? Where are the mods when there have been double posts? What sort of sh*t show happened whilst I was gone?
Believe me I was as bewildered as you are.
I’m not sure what she used to be on. But the first two years she had been diagnosed with epilepsy, she has next to no memory of since her seizures were so bad, at least 20 a day. Mixed with trying to figure out which medicine she need to be on, some of which even made her hallucinate. She is fine now. She’s on name brand Lamictal and name brand Zonegran, and it works. Sometimes she will have break through Grand mal seizures That happen once a year or so. But I believe that’s when she’s extremely stressed or fatigued. And then there’s the occasional petite Mal seizure that she will have maybe once a month.
Thanks for the heads up. I’ll be sure to have her look into it.
Edit: the contamination was with hypertension medicine, and affected 100mg tablets. My wife takes 200mg tablets. All safe here.
Right, and actually, the distinction between "natural" and "man-made" is spurious, because human beings are part of nature, so all human activity is part of nature too.
There's nothing unnatural about using technology to prolong human lives, especially if humans are the ones doing it. Humans using advanced pharmaceuticals to prolong life is exactly as natural and unnatural as a bird building a nest to protect her eggs, or a tiger using its claws to kill its prey. Just because an activity is more complex, doesn't make it an exception to the inevitable processes of "natural selection". Selection is just a logical consequence of reality, not a philosophy that requires ideological devotion.
Coming back to that, its also worth noting that with antiepileptic medications, brand =/= generic. Neurologists always recommend prescribing by brand, as switching manufacturer can result in different secondary ingredients, which in turn can affect bioavailability and have a knock-on effect on seizure thresholds.
So basically, always insist that anti-epileptic prescriptions are by brand.
That doesn't apply for most medicines, of course, just for epilepsy.
*sips orange juice*
Come on then.
Human nature is that of hunter-gathering not complex society. Humans reaction to social awkwardness makes social awkwardness stronger. I could continue to cite examples of how human society is not natural. Humans are animals and as animals, we have a habitat. We have now been completely removed from our natural enviroment which is why so many ills exist such as depression, social anxiety and so on.
Technology is not unnatural but industrial technology is. Humans are not supposed to live for a 100 years. This is a product of industrial technology. Humans in their natural enviroments lived to thier 20s, had children and died satisfied that they completed their role in nature, reproduction. Industrial society now creates a mass of people who live unsatisfied and has created a thriving market for "fulfillment". Human life is now completely "unfulfilling" because we are not in our habitat. Animals removed from thier natural habitat behave very strangely. Humans are never talked about when it comes to animals removed from habitats but the consequences are everywhere.
Natural selection is mostly dead in industrial societies because of modern medicine forcing undesirable traits to continue.
A well thought out essay on this topic is the essay "Industrial Society And Its Future".
Alright I don't know about everyone else but I've grown tired of this conversation. If y'all would like to continue in TGs that's fine. But apparently some of you can't help yourselves from advocating for genocide and cheering on Hitler. This ain't the place for that and if anyone wants to make that argument your posts will be suppressed. I'd also rather we not "feed" the folks who are looking to have this argument. Also please remember to follow the rules on doubleposting:
Rejected Realms RMB - A Message Board Guide
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The Rules, the cornerstone of RMB etiquette. They are:
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