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Richard Holliday

What do you think of the recent ruckus Richard Dawkins has caused? Do you agree? If not, can you see where he's coming from?

I'm gathering this is in reference to his comments that it is "immoral" to allow Downs syndrome babies to be carried full-term. I wouldn't want to speculate on making such a generic statement but it's definitely the parents choice. If a couple decide to abort a baby because it is found it has Downs, I don't disagree as the intention of not making that child go unnecessarily through a very tough life is noble, in my view. Definitely it's case-by-case; some parents may feel they're obliged to look after the baby despite the condition, some may feel they should, for want of a better word, "put it out of its misery". Those that chose the latter are not monsters.
Now, nobody shoot me. :-P
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Why do you have such a high opinion of yourself when you are quite clearly socially challenged (particularly when it comes to women, although a lack of body confidence probably has something to do with that)?

lol, wtf?!
This question came across as pretty confrontational. I wouldn't say I have a high opinion of myself on a personal level; rather, I feel my work is Not Complete Shit and thus deserves a bigger airing than I feel it gets at the moment. I'd be intrigued as to know why you feel I'm thinking highly of myself?
I've actually had a history of feeling quite bad about myself (high school was very tough socially) and yeah, I'm indeed socially awkward; my introverted nature is certainly at play there. Mentioning "body confidence" and issues with women shows you're missing the point or don't really know me; sure, I suppose body confidence is a low-lying issue for me but not in regards to women as I'm actually asexual.
And I'm happy about that.
Intrigued as to who asked this as it's a pretty deep dissection by the looks of it. Bit saddened that whoever posted this doesn't seem to know me as well as I'd like.

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How many people do you consider your "best friends?"

A few. I don't really have "best friends" per se; though there are a few people I'd say I can talk more deeply to.
Yes, some of them are IRL and some are interweb people.

Could you live without a computer?

Probably, though my wrist would kill me.
(Because I'd have to write long-hand; get your mind out of the gutter!) :-P

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