• Matthew White posted a new activity comment 3 years ago

    Nobody is saying Krauss is on the same level as Epstein, and you’re absolutely right he hasn’t been charged or accused of a crime – no one is saying so.

    As for “mob justice”, Krauss is hardly being lynched. He’s facing words which are criticsm of his own words. He’s free to give his opinion, and others are free to give theirs. Free speech works…[Read more]

  • Matthew White posted a new activity comment 3 years ago

    People with severe mental disabilities, those under the influence, or those in one’s custody (eg. prison guards with prisoners) are also “physiologically ready”.

    The world record for the youngest ever mother is 5-years-old (she and her daughter are still alive today). She was obviously physiological ready.

  • Matthew White posted a new activity comment 3 years ago

    Lawrence Krauss, along with Shermer, was also accused at the time of questionable behavior.

    He then, like Shermer, apparently threatened lawsuits.

    Grothe has himself said quite a few questionable things in the past.

  • Matthew White posted a new activity comment 3 years ago

    DJ Groethe, in comments to the original post, defends the sitution somewhat, by questioning both age of consent laws and prostitution laws.

    If, however, Epstein is an opponent of such laws, there is a lot he could have done instead of simply break those laws.

    With his money, he could have launched a ballot initiative in California, and…[Read more]

  • Matthew White posted a new activity comment 3 years ago

    I note how, in the original post dealing with this issue, Krauss begins by using “as a scientist”, but latter, when saying he doesn’t wish to discuss the details he found out after looking into the matter further, that “I don’t think these are issues that are relevant to Jeffrey’s support of science, my scientific credentials etc.. “

  • Matthew White posted a new activity comment 3 years ago

    Doesn’t this assume all prejudices are unacceptable, that they will all eventually die out, and that there will be one last one which is acceptable? Surely there are prejudices which are acceptable, and should be? I guess it depends on how you define the word prejudice, but I do know all discrimination isn’t unacceptable, nor should it be. People…[Read more]

  • Matthew White posted a new activity comment 3 years ago

    The fraction of income chart makes it look as if, at some point around 1990, the percentage of income of the top 1% actually overtook that of the bottom 90%. Incredibly misleading.

    • You’re right. It does look like that. I found it such a confusing mess to look at that I didn’t even draw that conclusion, but that is exactly what it looks like, Very misleading in a chart people see only briefly.

  • Matthew White posted a new activity comment 3 years, 1 month ago

    I think most anything announced on Twitter would count as free speech. If he were a mob boss hidden in a basement telling one of his soldiers to “kill that guy” it would be a different matter, but there was no imminent lawless action connected to his speech.

  • Matthew White posted a new activity comment 3 years, 1 month ago

    I didn’t much care for that whole Emma Watson thing.

    There are so many people out there who can speak on such topics. The only reason she was asked to speak at the United Nations was becasue she pretended to be a wizard on film.

    • Or because she is a smart, well spoken young actress who appeals to the audience that the UN was hoping to reach. Whether that audience is the one they should be trying to reach is another question altogether but that is not Ms. Watson’s fault.

    • What was the UN thinking? Getting a successful, intelligent, well-spoken, famous and successful woman to front their new campaign?

      Some people have no ethics.

  • Matthew White posted a new activity comment 3 years, 1 month ago

    Some of the most disgusting and offensive people in society serve to advance the cause of free speech eg. marching Illinois Nazis