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Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 14th June 2022, 01:04 PM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 88,296
Posted By Chris_Halkides
A night at the opera

Nor was an opera about Emmett Till cancelled despite more than 10,000 signatures on a petition to do just that.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 14th June 2022, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 88,296
Posted By Chris_Halkides
untapped potential

The information that I provided yesterday is publicly available and supports the interpretation given by Professor Bernstein, Jonathan Chait among others (and one with which I agree). You are the...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th June 2022, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 88,296
Posted By Chris_Halkides
Janice Rogers Brown

What Mr. Shapiro said about Judge Janice Rogers Brown (discussed in a different comment) strongly supports the idea that he does not consider black judges to be lesser per se.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th June 2022, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 88,296
Posted By Chris_Halkides
must versus might

There is a difference between the words "must" and "might." Although the difference is slight, "criticism" carries with it some meanings that are distinct from "scrutiny." What you wrote is a...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th June 2022, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 88,296
Posted By Chris_Halkides
scrutiny versus Stern

Scott Greenfield’s definition was (https://blog.simplejustice.us/2022/03/27/with-words-that-must-be-said/) “Cancel culture is the breakdown of social norms that allow for the free speech of criticism...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th June 2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 88,296
Posted By Chris_Halkides
asked and answered

I have defined it and repeatedly linked to that definition. You are...speaking falsely...again and again.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 13th June 2022, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 127,889
Posted By Chris_Halkides
drug repurposing success ratio

You could knock me over with a feather. Here (https://www.science.org/content/blog-post/drug-repurposing-how-often-does-it-work) is a 2020 discussion on drug repurposing from Derek Lowe.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th June 2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 88,296
Posted By Chris_Halkides
the march of progress

At least one question that I asked you was back to March. I suggest you address that question first.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th June 2022, 03:55 AM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 88,296
Posted By Chris_Halkides
relevance?

What does this have to do with cancel culture?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th June 2022, 03:54 AM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 88,296
Posted By Chris_Halkides
scrutiny

Given that you have not answered my questions, I don't feel compelled to answer yours. Nevertheless, I provided a definition in comments #1725...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 11th June 2022, 07:38 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 13,255
Posted By Chris_Halkides
Justice Sotomayor's dissent in Martinez

Justice Sotomayor wrote (https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/20-1009_19m2.pdf), "Ultimately, the Court’s decision prevents habeas peti- tioners in States like Arizona from receiving any...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 11th June 2022, 06:51 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 13,255
Posted By Chris_Halkides
one reasons for ineffective assistance of counsel

In the wake of the decision by the SC, Christina Swarns of the Innocence Project wrote, "The vast majority of criminal cases in the United States are handled by state public defenders. Unfortunately,...
Forum: Trials and Errors 11th June 2022, 06:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By Chris_Halkides
indictment on little evidence

I am almost finished reading the book Railroaded, by Philip Crawford, Jr. At the time of his indictment, there was no murder weapon, no eyewitness, and no confession. Under leading questioning from...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 10th June 2022, 06:04 AM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 88,296
Posted By Chris_Halkides
hostilty or aversion

No, that is a complete mischaracterization of what I have been saying. Here is a paragraph from Mr. Shapiro's letter: "Third, under the reasoning of the IDEAA Report, none of this objective textual...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 10th June 2022, 03:44 AM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 88,296
Posted By Chris_Halkides
Georgetown's inconsistency

No, Georgetown's rule for Mr. Shapiro was different from everyone else.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 10th June 2022, 03:40 AM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 88,296
Posted By Chris_Halkides
Been there, done that

I provided my definition months ago.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th June 2022, 04:04 PM
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Views: 88,296
Posted By Chris_Halkides
Georgetown's record

A faculty member whose tweet suggested that certain men die a horrible death to be followed by mutilation of their corpses. If people were offended by this tweet, then it ran afoul of Georgetown's...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th June 2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 88,296
Posted By Chris_Halkides
the tweet itself

Thank you for provided the tweet; its wording is plainly different from yours.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th June 2022, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 88,296
Posted By Chris_Halkides
simple

I did not call for anyone to get fired. Would you now please do me the return courtesy of answering my question?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th June 2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 88,296
Posted By Chris_Halkides
Mark Joseph Stern

I provided a definition of cancel culture in comment #1725 (http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=13769744#post13769744), and this incident checked off several boxes and...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th June 2022, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 88,296
Posted By Chris_Halkides
plain meaning

That is what at least one pundit and one blogger thought he meant, including one who agreed with you that the premise was wrong, and their articles have already been linked here. I am not sure that...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th June 2022, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 88,296
Posted By Chris_Halkides
baseball

If I said that Ty Cobb is the best baseball player that ever lived, it necessarily follows that Barry Bonds is a lesser baseball player. Whether the premise is correct or incorrect is a separate...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th June 2022, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 88,296
Posted By Chris_Halkides
scrutiny for the goose and not the gander

Why not ask SuburbanTurkey the same question? ST wrote, "Whoever responsible for extending a job offer to Ilya Shapiro should be having their job performance scrutinized."
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th June 2022, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 88,296
Posted By Chris_Halkides
Reckless

Mr. Shapiro's position was that Sri Srinivasan was the best pick for President Biden. It logically follows from this premise that any other pick is lesser, regardless of skin color, as Jonathan...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th June 2022, 07:34 AM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 88,296
Posted By Chris_Halkides
go to the source

Why did you ask me and not SuburbanTurkey? See comment #1735.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th June 2022, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 88,296
Posted By Chris_Halkides
bad IDEAA

On the one hand Georgetown suspends someone whose tweets (while ill-judged) were not racist, except by a willful misreading of them. On the other hand, Georgetown is OK with tweets calling for...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th June 2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 88,296
Posted By Chris_Halkides
The facts of the case are what they are

Nonsense. He did not say anything close to that. He was being set up for a fall and chose not to play into that trap.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th June 2022, 08:22 AM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 88,296
Posted By Chris_Halkides
what actually transpired

I suggest that you get up to speed on the facts of incident, which establish that there was a double standard regarding what could and could not be tweeted. Regarding your smell test, it's not much...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th June 2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 88,296
Posted By Chris_Halkides
What actually happened

The tweets predated Mr. Shapiro's appointment at Georgetown. Mr. Shapiro acknowledged that the tweets were poorly worded and deleted them. Other people kept the tweets alive. Mr. Shapiro never...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th June 2022, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 88,296
Posted By Chris_Halkides
Georgetown's two standards

Ilya Shapiro's letter was posted at FIRE (https://www.thefire.org/ilya-shapiro-resignation-letter-to-georgetown-university-law-center-june-6-2022/).

"Third, under the reasoning of the IDEAA...
Forum: USA Politics 6th June 2022, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3,347
Views: 272,094
Posted By Chris_Halkides
Special Olympics in Florida

"The Special Olympics scrapped COVID-19 vaccine requirements for competitors after Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fl.) warned he would impose $27.5 million fines. (USA Today)" MedPageToday...
Forum: Trials and Errors 2nd June 2022, 08:31 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 35,798
Posted By Chris_Halkides
Chilling? really?

Curiously the Luke Mitchell case came up in a discussion of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on social media. The commenter's point was that the United States was not the only country in the...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd June 2022, 08:06 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 13,255
Posted By Chris_Halkides
Paul House wrongful conviction

Brian Haas wrote (https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/2014/05/03/death-row-to-freedom-paul-house/8577781/), "In 1996, the first answer to her prayers came. It didn't set her son free but it...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 2nd June 2022, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 127,889
Posted By Chris_Halkides
Rebound and rethink

Thank you for that article. I was unduly harsh in my overall assessment of Dr. Fenyves' article, and I am rethinking my individual criticisms. It will be interesting to see what the next generation...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 2nd June 2022, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 127,889
Posted By Chris_Halkides
pregnancy and the vaccine

"Infants born to mothers who were vaccinated against COVID-19 during pregnancy had a lower risk of testing positive for SARS-CoV-2, even when the Omicron variant was dominant, Norwegian researchers...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 2nd June 2022, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 127,889
Posted By Chris_Halkides
A study regarding long Covid

Derek Lowe wrote (https://www.science.org/content/blog-post/search-long-covid), "I look forward to further data from this study, and from others, but this one does put a lot of markers down. If there...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd June 2022, 05:30 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 13,255
Posted By Chris_Halkides
A catch-22

At WaPo Radley Balko wrote, "But last week the Supreme Court snuffed it out. Led by Thomas, the majority ruled that while the court’s 2012 decision did allow the federal courts to find that Jones’s...
Forum: USA Politics 1st June 2022, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3,347
Views: 272,094
Posted By Chris_Halkides
Fauci and his frenemy Larry Kramer

Anthony Fauci was able to form a productive if complex (https://www.statnews.com/2020/05/28/larry-kramer-force-of-nature-fauci-others-remember-aids-activist/) relationship with AIDS activist Larry...
Forum: USA Politics 1st June 2022, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3,347
Views: 272,094
Posted By Chris_Halkides
a Republican Study Committee and Dr. Fauci

"“If Congress fails to hold the Fauci clique accountable, and fails to reform public health agencies, we will be giving far-left bureaucrats a blank check to shut the country down whenever they want...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 31st May 2022, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 165,720
Posted By Chris_Halkides
protein sequences with 4-5 sequential positive charges

By accident I found another example, namely NPLLLKRRKKARALEAAA. KRRKK is five positively charged amino acids in a row. This is a portion of the sequence of the protein MAPKAPK2 and MAPKAPK3 has a...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 31st May 2022, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 127,889
Posted By Chris_Halkides
new guidance concerning Paxlovid

"Based on this research, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance last week for people experiencing Covid-19 rebound after Paxlovid...It's not entirely clear that that...
Forum: Trials and Errors 29th May 2022, 07:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By Chris_Halkides
tunnel vision and anti-gay prejudice

I am not entirely clear on the motive, myself. I seem to recall the suggestion that Brandon's coming out to his parents was an issue. However, my understanding is that he was out to his father (but...
Forum: Trials and Errors 28th May 2022, 09:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By Chris_Halkides
Witness testimony

There are several items that often appear in wrongful convictions. The ones that I can think of at the moment are motives that don't entirely make sense, timelines that border on being impossibly...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th May 2022, 07:51 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 13,255
Posted By Chris_Halkides
AEDPA's indirect effect?

How did AEDPA affect the states?
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 27th May 2022, 06:17 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 25,895
Posted By Chris_Halkides
Russell Blaylock editorial

"A peer-reviewed neurosurgery journal published an article peddling false statements about the pandemic -- without any evidence to support its claims, an expert said.

The editorial by Russell...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th May 2022, 05:22 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 13,255
Posted By Chris_Halkides
forfeiture forgiven

Noam Biale wrote (https://www.scotusblog.com/2022/05/conservative-majority-hollows-out-precedent-on-ineffective-counsel-claims-in-federal-court/), "Finally, one procedural quirk is worth mentioning...
Forum: Trials and Errors 26th May 2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By Chris_Halkides
juries should step up

Suddenly,

I agree. I would also wish that the jury, when presented with evidence of any sort of...ethically challenged...behavior would also decide that BARD had not been attained. That would...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 25th May 2022, 05:09 AM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 127,889
Posted By Chris_Halkides
cocktails for two

PMID (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34315827/): 34315827 DOI: 10.1126/science.abi9310 and PNAS (doi: 10.1073/pnas.2106379119.) and Nucleic Acids Research...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 24th May 2022, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 127,889
Posted By Chris_Halkides
Topol on Paxlovid in December

In December Eric Tool wrote (https://erictopol.substack.com/p/why-paxlovid-is-a-just-in-time-breakthrough?s=r), "We’re desperately in need of some good news—this is it. This week the results from 2...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 24th May 2022, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 127,889
Posted By Chris_Halkides
Dr. Fenyves article

I suspect that your question is a rhetorical one; nevertheless my answer is no, I do not question that they are profit-driven. My interpretation of Dr. Fenyves' argument is that the studies were...
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