ChrisTheHurricane t1_j8tkaqc wrote

Except there is no foolproof way to determine a person's guilt. People are wrongfully convicted every day across the planet. And while we can at least compensate someone who was wrongfully imprisoned, we can't compensate someone who was wrongfully executed.


ChrisTheHurricane t1_j8sxbiz wrote

The counterargument to that is that there is a nonzero chance of executing an innocent person. At least a person can be compensated for time spent wrongfully imprisoned; no such recourse exists for a person wrongfully executed.


ChrisTheHurricane t1_j8stumo wrote

I once got into an argument with someone on this very issue back when I used to frequent r/Catholicism. The argument they made was that the term "pro-life" is a term only used to describe a position on abortion.

The mental gymnastics are crazy.


ChrisTheHurricane t1_iulcq56 wrote

The university system in the US is the best in the world. There are some amazing universities in Europe, don't get me wrong, but the number of good schools here and the networks they have here in the good ol' US of A are second to none.

Plus studying while immersing yourself in a foreign culture is incredibly enriching.