Peccant judges have that effect on us; unless we demand inhuman judicial perfection on the one hand or endorse total judicial anarchy on the other, they force us to think in uncomfortable shades of gray. They pose big headachey problems. Which I guess is why in general we want our judges to be squeaky clean. Not because this is an assurance of great judging, but because peccant judges raise such unsettling issues, and we have enough on our plate.
Posts Tagged ‘Galileo Galilei’
The Pope should not have allowed the Inquisition to silence Galileo in order to prevent the raising of questions about Ptolemaic cosmology, and scientists should not follow that regrettable papal example in order to silence those who claim there is evidence of a guiding force in the Universe.