@Verv, you said in reply to POD that;
The best chess player I faced IRL was YEC, and he was also one of the smartest boys in the school. Very sharp. He now has a prestigious position in a shipping & logistics company and makes crazy money with an attractive wife. Very outstanding guy.
And he was one of two YEC people I knew growing up in a rural state.
So, I have a strange relationship with YEC.
I am definitely not YEC, but I am less critical of it than most people.
Well, I am ''YEC'' myself, and unapologetically so, although I generally don't discuss it on this forum for a number of reasons. I would be happy to discuss it with you though perhaps, you and a few others maybe. Obviously I find POD's opinion on the matter to be deficient (as upon other issues), but hardly surprising given the zeitgeist of which he is certainly a part.
And the modern world they live in would be impossible for them intellectually if ''YEC'' were true, so obviously it cannot be, so it will not be allowed to disturb them further. I expect it's teaching and dissemination to be declared illegal before too much longer.
Is this trial related to this issue or am I on a tangent? No, it's related. Man is now no more than a graduate beast of no special innate meaning within himself ontologically, especially in relation to other men, and this particular incident and it's denouement is just another example of this.
Socio-political systems of law and justice created during a period when YEC was the accepted paradigm, the legal framework which was informed by things like natural law and natural right, cannot long survive the teaching and imposition of the alternative to YEC. This too can be clearly seen in my opinion, and some minds on the other side see that just as clearly, I think you would find.
Chauvin will be punished, and justly so (although possibly less or more than I expect or he deserves). But whatever his punishment or those of his fellow officers, it won't be enough to satisfy the mob, and there will be renewed rioting, looting, murder and arson in the cities of America.
But man is a fickle and disreputable creature and perhaps, like a chess-player, is interested in the process of attaining his goal rather than the goal itself.