AW: AW: [LINK] more shonky stats
Auer, Karl James
karl.auer at id.ethz.ch
Fri Feb 13 02:47:00 EST 2004
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Im Auftrag von David Goldstein
> So Craig, Jan and Karl...
> You still refuse to accept the problem.
No. You continue to confuse a different *perception* of the problem with denial of the problem.
> There is a problem just like pollution and so much else,
> although there are plenty who will deny pollution is a problem.
No again. It is a problem completely UNLIKE pollution. Pollution is pervasive and affects millions, even billlions of people DIRECTLY, with sickness and death, leaving aside the reduced quality of life to millions more. That is NOT the same as a problem that affects three to four orders of magnitude fewer persons.
> I still find it disturbing that people here find child
> protection a minor issue.
That's because it IS a minor issue. And I explained why from at least one standpoint. Take issue with the argument if you will, but just insisting "it ain't so" doesn't make it not so. It may be controversial, it may be an emotional issue, but it's minor.
> As for dubious stats - the claimed threat to freedom online
> posed by western governments as has been discussed here often
> is pretty dubious. The threat to children, albeit tiny, is
> much greater than the threat to your freedom.
Any threat, once discussed, may turn out to be dubious. The point is that they get discussed. As now.
As to the threat to children being greater than the threat to my freedoms, that seems to be a completely unsubstantiated and indeed unsubstantiatable statement. It compares oranges to apples. However, I'm pleased you agree that the threat to children is tiny.
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