[ExI] Hawaii telescope protests
sen.otaku at gmail.com
Wed Jul 24 19:07:36 UTC 2019
I don’t understand how saying “it’s not okay for them to do” doesn’t indicate to you that I feel as if ... it’s not okay to do.
> On Jul 24, 2019, at 1:15 PM, John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 24, 2019 at 1:16 PM SR Ballard <sen.otaku at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > I’m not saying what they are doing is right. I’m saying it’s understandable.
> Understandable behavior does not preclude that behavior from being contemptible, and my contempt for the Hawaiian protestors is boundless.
>> > Can you really not comprehend where these people are coming from?
> Sure I can comprehend why they behave the way they do, they've been infected with a parasitical religious meme. But as I keep saying, explaining why a barbarous act happened does not make it one but less barbaric. Can you really not comprehend where I'm coming from?
>> > I’m not saying it’s beneficial, because it’s not. It’s clearly detrimental to the scientific community.
> And yet the only criticism coming from you is directed at me not to those who have not only killed the largest telescope in the world but have also shut down the most important observatory in the world, and all because they want to protect powerless invisible Gods from big bad telescopes.
> John K Clark
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