Thursday, January 18, 2018

Revision: Ongoing Conversation With Conspiracist Friend About 9/11, Birtherism, Sandy Hook

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Dear R,

Thanks for your email.

Evidence is everything. 

But evidence -- or purported evidence -- is also endless. 

We know, as psychological fact, that if Obama's birth had been filmed "live" on a Honolulu beach with Don Ho playing ukelele in the background, people who want (need?) to believe Obama was born in Kenya (sonofabitch mother-fucker Trump being the primary exponent of this particular conspiracy theory) those same believers would refuse to accept the film even if Kodak provided validation. 

Instead, the film would be relegated to the bin of "fake news." 

And it would end up in the trash because there is overwhelming psychological need to trash it. (It is just too risky to jeopardize loss of one's religion.) 

In the end, we are called upon to make judgements about evidence - and very few judgments can be absolutely certain.

For example, we now know that eye-witness testimony -- given by witnesses who were in the same room when a crime was committed -- positively mis-identify the perp one third of the time.

Concerning your reference to Jerry LaFouriere -- the fellow who says he witnessed the delapidated state of Sandy Hook school after years-long vacancy... 

Are you aware that La Fouriere garners only 7 (seven) internet hits - and very sketchy hits at that. 

Why only seven? 
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