EmptyKnowledge9314 t1_j9vtsc7 wrote

They are creating vehicles that take tiny numbers of people into space at mind boggling expense (it was $10,000/lb but I don’t know now). The engineering of such things requires parameters; it’s not optional. And it makes no sense to build for the extremes; the vast majority of humans are in a small size range. The cost to build for the people at the ends of the Bell curve would be exorbitant. So they engineer for the 90%.


EmptyKnowledge9314 t1_j56mbv3 wrote

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EmptyKnowledge9314 t1_j51cvc1 wrote

You have literally no idea whether it is an empty gesture or a heartfelt sentiment. None. The owners were not there when it happened and did the right thing as soon as it was possible. It could be entirely performative. BUT YOU HAVE NO IDEA.

///If you’re going to presume to know what’s in peoples minds you should stop saying things.


EmptyKnowledge9314 t1_j35awpu wrote

I was thinking about that. I don’t even know whether this study is valid (the source is notoriously unreliable) but my limited personal experience (white male 49) with psychedelics back in the day was almost entirely environmentally dependent. In a comfortable and safe environment I had healthy and enjoyable experiences. When the environment had the danger of any sort of problem I had paranoid and terrible experiences.

It stands to reason that minorities (with generally greater reason to fear some external intrusion) would collectively have worse experiences.

Which then leads me to believe any potential therapeutic benefits for minorities would require extra consideration of the environment (physical and otherwise) in which the therapy was undertaken.