SpecialistAd5537 t1_jaec3le wrote

18 USC 333

"Whoever mutilates, cuts, defaces, disfigures, or perforates, or unites or cements together, or does any other thing to any bank bill, draft, note, or other evidence of debt issued by any national banking association, or Federal Reserve bank, or the Federal Reserve System, with intent to render such bank bill, draft, note,or other evidence of debt unfit to be reissued, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both."

Edit for clarity: Coins are evidence of debt issued by either the federal Reserve or national banking system so they are absolutely included.


SpecialistAd5537 t1_jaeak0b wrote

No just defacing is illegal due to it changing the amount of currency in circulation.

Criminal Code of Canada - section 456 - Defacing current coins. 456 Every one who (a) defaces a current coin, or (b) utters a current coin that has been defaced, is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction


SpecialistAd5537 t1_jadp0j3 wrote

Isn't defacing legal currency a federal crime?

Edit for dummies who like to argue:

Criminal Code of Canada - section 456 - Defacing current coins. 456 Every one who (a) defaces a current coin, or (b) utters a current coin that has been defaced, is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction

Further edit for folks in the US

18 USC 333  18 USC 475 Are equivalent laws prohibiting the defacing of coins and paper money. (However it is legal to write on paper money)


SpecialistAd5537 t1_jaa9ous wrote

There have been a number of evidences recently that the human race is very young. For example, a recent issue of Science (Collins, F., M. Guyer, and A. Chakravarti, "Variations on a Theme: Human DNA Sequence Variation," Science 278:1580-1581, 28 November 1997, page 1581) said that the age of the human race is roughly 1,000 to 10,000 generations: ... 1000 to 10,000 generations old, which is roughly the age of the human population, ...

We review some of this evidence for the youth of the human race, including recent findings concerning mitochondrial DNA mutation rates which give even a much younger age than 1,000 generations. Age estimates are obtained by observing differences between the DNA of different individuals, and are calculated using estimates of mutation rates. Mitochondrial DNA is often used for this; it is separate from the bulk of the human DNA, which is found in the cell nucleus. Mitochondrial DNA has about 16,000 base pairs and mutates, apparently, much faster than the nuclear DNA. Human mitochondrial DNA has been completely mapped, and all the coding regions are known, and the proteins or RNA for which they code. Some of the mitochondrial DNA does not code for anything, and is known as a control region. This region appears to mutate faster than any other region, because the variation among humans is greatest here.

Recently, mitochondrial DNA mutation rates were measured directly (Parsons, Thomas J., et al., A high observed substitution rate in the human mitochondrial DNA control region, Nature Genetics vol. 15, April 1997, pp. 363-367). The mutation rate in a segment of the control region of mitochondrial DNA was directly measured by comparing mitochondrial DNA from siblings and from parents and their offspring. Mitochondrial DNA was found to mutate about 20 times faster than previously thought, at a rate of one mutation (substitution) every 33 generations, approximately. In this section of the control region, which has about 610 base pairs, humans typically differ from one another by about 18 mutations. By simple mathematics, it follows that the human race is about 300 generations old. If one assumes a typical generation is about 20 years, this gives an age of about 6000 years.

I guess your opinion discredits DNA science all together...


SpecialistAd5537 t1_j6l6g48 wrote

I disagree, world peace is impossible because we have set our entire society around it not being viable. Say tomorrow world peace was achieved, million of people from lawyers, and police, to doctors and physicians would be out of work. Nevermind the sporting industry. If you mean peace as in no major conflict between nations, then I'd change my position.


SpecialistAd5537 t1_j66pznu wrote

Except it's illegal to use age, race, religion, sexual orientation and other such things as qualifiers for jobs. Except in the movie industry because you wouldn't hire a black person to play an Asian. You missed the point and wanted to sound smart but you're wrong and silly.