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 Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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