Last Sunday morning I caught the last half of an interview with Rebecca D. Costa, a renowned sociobiologist, discussing her groundbreaking book "On The Verge," and it sounded like a scientific 21st Century way of having our national decisions being made much better in a far more fair and proper way. Instead of relying on wrong emotional agendas, greed and power hungry interests that keep resulting in stupid political divisiveness, unnecessary human suppression, hostilities and needless deaths, we already have proven accumulated data that could substantially reduce or maybe eliminate mistaken ideas that haven't worked in the past.

She used the opioid epidemic this country faces as one example. People determined by DNA test as having a positive likelihood of becoming addicted, just as we already know that many people are likely to have diabetes, heart conditions and alcohol addiction if it's in their family DNA history, shouldn't be issued an opioid prescription.

I later saw another program where police have said that only occasionally would they come across a person having a gun at a traffic pullover in the 1970s. But today, obviously since the NRA demands that everybody should be freely armed, cops say that almost everybody they stop has a gun, meaning everybody pulled over might become a threatening criminal suspect. Some of this is easy to figure out.

Our highly technologically advanced information should be relied upon for the safety and advancement of all humanity in every way possible. And that should include better solutions for fairness and equality instead of relying on dumb, fear based, backward, corporate profit inspired, power hungry or politically driven concepts that rule and divide us today. Science could help lead us to a much better and safer society. Perhaps we should all be reading Rebecca's book to learn more.

Dave McKolanis

Falls Creek

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