Can you imagine the dystopian dictatorship where trekkies come to power?
Nope. Neither can you despite a lot of imaging. It almost sounds...logical.
"Should the state be able to set admission requirements for public schools?", the controversy goes away because the answer is obviously yes.
No it doesn't. If the law required sub-dermal tracking implants to enroll in school, you'd be singing a different tune.
Then lets assumed complex life did evolve on a planet... what if it's a ocean planet and they're aquatic? They're never going to figure out electricity, they can't even experiment with it.
The superintelligent alien electric eel next to me has requested you amend your statement.
If I were to publish an article in a newspaper claiming that you embezzled millions of dollars with no proof whatsoever
What?! You are going to publish an article in a newspaper claiming I embezzled millions of dollars with no proof whatsoever?!?! How dare you, sir!
If I read your comment as a threat to publish just such an article about me and then sue you, I only need to convince others that you meant it that way regardless of the truth -- even if the truth is you didn't mean it as a threat. Systems that don't uphold the truth as one of the principle values which are sought after in their systems of justice are not just systems. Such systems do not achieve justice, but instead enforce a false opinion. The justice system should be a just system.
That's the whole point in throwing the book at someone and then extracting a plea deal.
Without plea deals the system would grind to a halt.
Without criminalizing forms of speech the system would be freer to deal with actual crime. The legitimate powers of government reach actions only, not opinions.
I would stick to Objective-C for the moment as there are more learning resources online.
I agree with this. As a new user, for the moment, Objective-C is likely the way to go due to their being more documentation out there. Swift documentation though is rapidly increasing.
As a developer in both Swift and Objective-C, the primary advantage of Swift is it is slightly faster to do many things as it doesn't require strict classing of variables, so you find yourself not having to spend as many lines of code swapping strings to integers as that kind of thing and end up with slightly more readable code.
However, these advantages likely aren't as important for a new user as having a wealth of documentation to learn from.
Use the Force, Luke.