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"People with a particular gene variant performed more than 20 percent worse on a driving test" You mean the double-X chromosome?
Although I'm a man, I'd have to admit I've seen some pretty bad driving from people with a Y chromosome too. In fact, very smart people can be very bad drivers (e.g. von Neumann's corner was named after a notoriously bad driver, John von Neumann who you might have heard about).
Yes. That is also why jurors are not supposed to reach decisions on matters of law, only matters of fact. If the jury members need to understand the legalese someone is doing something wrong.
Actually, Juries CAN decide the matters of law, it is just frowned upon. It is called Jury Nullification, where a jury, despite of the facts, simply ignores the law.
Honestly, a lot of our really bad laws can be and should be nullified by juries, and until we get widespread informed juries, bad laws will continue to be enforced.
Jury Nullification is powerful, however it isn't always a good thing when it was used, consider for example the Emmet Till case where a (presumably) racist jury acquitted obviously guilty murderers for a racially motivated killing.
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The majority of the US income (taxes) *comes* from these "evil" corporations. How d you plan to support the welfare needs that are already over0burdening our tax system if these corporations no longer operate in the US?
I'm not sure that is true, if we look at the U.S. government's budget we could see that in Fiscal Year 2008, the income from Corporate Income Taxes was $304B, but individual income taxes were $1146B so individuals paid 3.76 times what corporations paid in income tax. Please present your numbers and analysis for consideration, thanks.