Originally posted by @duchess64
The sneering ignorant troll Mchill shows more ignorance of the conventions of scholarly life.
Someone with a law degree may have adequate reading comprehension of law books.
Mchill fails to realize that's different from reading literary texts or academic history books.
In academic circles, claiming to have a law degree is *not* accepted as any creden ...[text shortened]... strutting arrogance is no substitute for what's needed to grasp literary or historical context.
I would add that having a law degree certainly does not help someone to read and
comprehend texts in mathematics or medicine, for instance.
Like many Americans (including arrogant lawyers themselves), Mchill apparently overrates
the intellectual caliber of lawyers and the transferability of their acquired skills to other fields.
A lawyer may be adept at crafting a disingenuous, misleading argument to deceive a jury
of ignorant laymen into believing one's desired conclusion. But arguments in a court of
law are very different from arguments among scientists or, even more so, mathematicians.
Mathematical theorems cannot be proven by polling a jury of ignorant people.
As I recall, an American Christian lawyer wrote a book, attempting to apply legal, *not*
scientific, standards of evidence and reasoning to the theory of evolution, and he
concluded that the theory of evolution was wrong or, at least, clearly unproven.
Very few, if any, biologists would agree with him.
"Darwin on Trial is a 1991 book about the theory of evolution and the creation-evolution
debate by Harvard graduate and University of California, Berkeley law professor emeritus
Phillip E. Johnson. Because of the number of legal arguments based on science or scientific
evidence, Johnson became interested in the presuppositions of scientific investigation
and wrote the book with the thesis that evolution could be "tried" like a defendant in court."
"Phillip E Johnson .. is a retired UC Berkeley law professor and author who is considered
the father of the intelligent design movement. He is a critic of Darwinism ..."
Would Mchill like to see the lawyer Phillip Johnson appointed as a professor of biology?