Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Someone Stole Your Identity? How Bad Do You Want it Back?


You may be someone who knows how hard it can be to provide for a family?  Perhaps you have three kids you’ve struggled to take care of on your own, or watched your mother take two jobs just to keep a roof over your head.  In any case, credit cards have made a big difference in the world.  You can buy things when you don’t have the money for the same price as long as you can get the money in the right amount of time.  You may have to buy groceries soon while you have a mortgage and car payment coming up and now you need credit to buy groceries.  Certainly that’s a plus.  But of course, credit can also be dangerous.  Whatever your financial situation, no one wants to owe money and end up having as much stuff as the beggars downtown in one night.  This can in fact happen when you least expect it, and crimes like these can be almost impossible to trace.
                Or at least, that is how it would seem.  If you’ve ever seen CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) (which I haven’t), then you may know about DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) analysis.  With the A-T-C-G arrangements of genetic codes, investigators fortunately are better off in being able to convict or exonerate suspects of crime.  And if this you work for you when you lose something like a credit card, thank goodness!  Who would want their children to go hungry for a night or a week?  No one would want to put humanity in that direction, right?
                Yes and no.  Certainly no one seems like they have that as their chief objective in their plans but what in fact could their plans result in?  Well, for that question, why don’t we bring in our pals from Autism Mythbusters?  Now what I'm getting from these folks is, “Prof Michael Fitzgerald…stated that Darwin was a solitary child, and even as he grew to be an adult, avoided interaction with people as much as he could. He wrote letters often, but did not often partake in face-to-face communication. Writing letters was his preferred means of communication… Darwin collected many things and was very intrigued by chemistry and gadgets. This fixation on certain topics and objects is another characteristic often seen in autistic people. He was a very visual thinker, as many autistic people think spatially and visually. Fitzgerald describes Darwin in this article as, ‘a rather obsessive-compulsive and ritualistic man.’”  Darwin collected samples.  I’ve collected stamps.  Aren’t we two of a kind?  Apparently though, that would cause a funny feeling for most people if ever miss right sitting at the table with the jocks were to see.  So surely, aren’t we all perhaps glad he collected all those samples in his journey to the Galapagos Islands?  Or would you rather lug around a bag full of fossils for all your colleagues and cheerleader crush to gawk at?

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