In Response to: Philosophical debate

If Thomas Corwin ’62, citing an old philosopher’s saw in his letter in the July 11 issue, had thought a little harder, he might have realized that the one sister could have been a monster child molester and the five convicted felons completely innocent victims, or the child a hopelessly disabled youth destined to die within a year, but the five over 80 might have been at the commanding heights of industry, finance, law, medicine, or science. His letter shows how Princeton has slipped from the good old days of my Class of ’55 that produced, among other public benefactors, Larry C. Day, with whose opinion (letters, July 11) that Shirley Tilghman couldn’t serve on the board of Google without conflicts of interest I enthusiastically agree.

William A. Percy III ’55 *61 *64