[ExI] Hawaii telescope protests

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Wed Jul 24 18:15:45 UTC 2019

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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