Re: Is the death penalty extropian?

Joe E. Dees (
Tue, 1 Dec 1998 10:20:05 -0600

Date sent:      	Tue, 1 Dec 1998 07:41:52 -0800 (PST)
From:           	Brian D Williams <>
Subject:        	Re: Is the death penalty extropian?
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> From: Paul Hughes <>
> >John, can you explain to me why 1/3 of all convicted rapist turned
> >out to be innocent (and subsequently released), when DNA evidence
> >became available to acquit them? I'd say that is an astounding
> >figure -
> Me too. where did you get it?
> By the way, now that DNA testing is available, I believe it should
> be used whereever possible to prove/disprove guilt.
> Brian
> Member,Extropy Institute
As long as people are human, that is, as long as emotions and prejudices rule juries, it won't matter if innocence or guilt is proven with steel trap logic, DNA or no DNA (cf. the OJ trial). Joe