There have been silly statements galore so far this year. This one struck me as a particularly salient one:
It's not just the Brand's statement. Brand is just a zany, a superficial celeb with no education to speak of and an intellect wiped out by drugs. No serious person takes Brand seriously. Professor Kukathas, however, is an educated person who is supposed to be more careful about his statements. Admitting that there is "some truth" in Brand's lunacy is perhaps even sillier than the original statement by Brand. Sorry, professor.
However, I fully agree with Kukathas about the following point:
Kukathas is spot on here. However, I prefer the following comment:
Thanks, James, Meena, Matt, and Angela. It's good to see common sense striking back.