The box is open, it can’t be closed through legislation.If you want to change society, you have to actually change the whole of society.But I also feel that, if a public figure is going to be publicly brought down like this (yes, even by a private university), then the detailed findings of the investigation should likewise be made public, regardless of how embarrassing they are.I know others differ, but I think the need of the world to see that justice was done overrides MIT’s internal administrative needs, and even Prof.
Poverty has a greater correlation to violent crime than access to firearms. In short, we don’t have a gun problem in the United States, we have a cultural problem. Most people in the gun control lobby know nothing about firearms or their construction. Walter Lewin, age 78—perhaps the most celebrated physics teacher in MIT’s history—has been stripped of his emeritus status and barred from campus, and all of his physics lectures removed from Open Course Ware, because an internal investigation found that he had been sexually harassing students online.I don’t know anything about what happened beyond the terse public announcements, but those who know tell me that the charges were extremely serious, and that “this wasn’t a borderline case.” I’m someone who feels that sexual harassment must never be tolerated, neither here nor anywhere else.I’ve seen the statistics.” What you probably saw were studies that point to reduced instances of “gun murders,” not murder.The pro-gun crowd is screaming that gun bans cause crime. Typically, there is a spike in murders immediately after a ban, but it is short lived.You can’t blame an inanimate object that’s availability has absolutely no correlation to murder and expect to end violence.