Why do you think there was such a collective NO to smoking? What is it about smoking that makes it so controversial in a dating relationship? Were you as surprised as me, or is this a common deal breaker these days?
"In a billion years [from now], it seems, intelligent life might be as different from humans as humans are from insects . To change from a human being to a cloud may seem a big order, but it's the kind of change you'd expect over billions of years." Freeman Dyson, Statement made in 1986, quoted in Asimov's Book of Science and Nature Quotations, p. [American mathematician.]"Slowness has really nothing to do with the question.