So Michael Jackson's doctor was convicted of "involuntary manslaughter".
I was struck by this sentence in this Yahoo! report on the verdict:
the 12 jurors unanimously agreed that Murray was solely responsible for causing Jackson's death by administering a deadly dose of the powerful sedative Propofol to the King of Pop. Jackson,...
If I were on that jury, I have no doubt it would hang. Would I be able to convince myself that Murray is "solely" responsible? that he "caused" Jackson's death?
I don't think so. Should I loathe myself for denying the existence of certainty (for most things)? I just can't help it.
P.S. I haven't been following the trial. It is possible that this reporter misrepresents what the jury had to decide on. If so, you may let off a sigh of relief.