There is an interesting analysis floating around the internet showing that Trump does not have to win to win. In brief: he runs not as a republican, but as an independent. Probably outcomes suggest he only needs to win three states as an independent to deprive either the GOP or Dems a majority in the Electoral College. If so, then the election is decided in the House, by plurality vote, with each state getting one vote. To me, this seems like Trump's best path to victory, not running as the GOP nominee.

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LOL. As an atheist, I find this argument proves (or disproves) nothing. Let's postulate a god which created the universe and all of its laws. Where is god? The question makes no sense. "Where" is a concept which only makes sense in reference to the universe. Since god created the universe, god must be outside of the universe. Thus, the question, where, assumes a fact which is false.

Is god omniscient? Nope. God created a universe which includes the laws of quantum mechanics, which provide randomness. Since some of what happens in the universe is random, then it is impossible to know everything that will happen.

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Your conclusion urging people to abandon simplistic views is totally right. But haven't you avoided the question? The question is whether a degree in criminology makes it more likely that someone will get away with a crime, but your essay addresses a different question: how likely it is that a crime will be committed by someone with a degree in criminology. Those are quite different questions.

It seems to me that a degree in criminology has nothing to do with getting away with a crime. In contrast, a degree in Criminal Justice just might, as it involves the study of police procedures.

Keep up the great work.

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Alan Mills

Executive Director @uplcchicago . UPLC represents tenants, the disabled and prisoners throughout Illinois. "Notorious for fighting IDOC."