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Re: Abduction Story By Sammy Hagar

From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2011 10:41:09 -0000
Archived: Thu, 24 Mar 2011 05:55:45 -0500
Subject: Re: Abduction Story By Sammy Hagar


>From: Rick Nielsen <nilthchi.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2011 17:40:07 -0700 (PDT)
>Subject: Re: Abduction Story By Sammy Hagar

>>From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
>>To: <post.nul>
>>Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2011 12:24:00 -0000
>>Subject: Re: Abduction Story By Sammy Hagar

>>>From: Rick Nielsen <nilthchi.nul>
>>>Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2011 19:51:14 -0700 (PDT)
>>>To: post.nul
>>>Subject: Re: Abduction Story By Sammy Hagar

><snip>

>>>Even if superficially similar to other stories, how can
>>>anecdotal information be counted on?

>>Don't know Rick, but it certainly is, every working day in
>>courtrooms around the world.

>Anecdotal information is not witness testimony. Witness
>testimony comes from more than one source pointing to one
>plausible event each at one place and one time.

>Anecdotal information is like saying "all dogs walk single file;
>the one I saw did."

>Anecdotal information is also not evidence. Evidence is
>physical, plausible and repeatable.

>Anecdotal information is by nature subjective, unreliable,
>untrustworthy, undependable, and as such unacceptable.

>Valuing anecdotal information reeks of a rehashed religiosity or
>an arrogant Aristotelianism.

>So, can anecdotal information have any value at all? I doubt it.

You can't have it both ways Rick. If I give an eye-witness
report in court of an event that no-one else saw, that's a piece
of "evidence".

So is a report of a UFO sighting, from someone else.

But, by your own definition, they're both `anecdotal
information'.


Cheers

Ray D



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