3. The Greek physician and philosopher Galen of Pergamon created ____________ theory to explain why women were supposedly more likely to deceive others.
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Poem of the Week
From our March 1995 issue, “Bad People,” by Robert Bly:
A man told me once that all the bad people
Were needed. Maybe not all, but your fingernails
You need; they are really claws, and we know
Claws. The sharks—what about them?
They make other fish swim faster. The hard-faced men
In black coats who chase you for hours
In dreams—that’s the only way to get you
To the shore.
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Josh Jacobs wrote about how ambiguous character standards for state bar associations can hold back would-be attorneys trying to rebuild their life after a criminal conviction. This reader thinks felons should be banned from a range of professional associations:
Generally, a felony conviction indicates a willingness, on at least one occasion, to violate the rules of society for the sake of expediency, or personal gain, or simply anger. And the positions described require a great deal of trust. If an individual violates that trust for the sake of expediency, or personal gain, or anger, then the people who trusted him can be substantially harmed.
Another reader disagrees:
In some cases, such as willing fraud, there’s a character defect that goes to the heart of what the professional is doing. But in the assault example [of someone who gets in a bar fight], how much of a problem is it really that a civil engineer had an anger problem in his 20s? Then there’s the problem that many felonies fall on people who have the bad luck of looking suspicious and not having the resources to lawyer up. In many cases, the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor is a lawyer that knows how to plea.
More on what lawyers with a criminal record could bring to the courtroom here.
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