An assistant philosophy professor at Rochester Institute of Technology wants to send people who disagree with him about global warming to jail.Which is more harmful to people, climate change or communism/socialism? If we’re going to imprison people for their beliefs, you know which group I’d go after.
The professor is Lawrence Torcello. Last week, he published a 900-word-plus essay at an academic website called The Conversation.
His main complaint is his belief that certain nefarious, unidentified individuals have organized a “campaign funding misinformation.” Such a campaign, he argues, “ought to be considered criminally negligent.”
Torcello, who has a Ph.D. from the University at Buffalo, explains that there are times when criminal negligence and “science misinformation” must be linked. The threat of climate change, he says, is one of those times...
As such, Torcello wants governments to make “the funding of climate denial” a crime.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Jailing People For Their Beliefs
This is why you don't want university professors in charge of anything (including the executive branch of the government!):