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Are you sure?, you saw that

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by RicInOR, May 15, 2015.

  1. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  2. JamesRL

    JamesRL Beaverton Active Member

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    Eyewitnesses are - ironically - the least reliable evidence, although they are still given a lot of credibility in court. Beyond flat out lying, there are too many ways that people's memories of events can be altered and manipulated.


    Jim
     
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  3. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I see nothing.

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  4. JamesRL

    JamesRL Beaverton Active Member

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    Problem is, too many people say they saw something when they're not really sure.


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  5. Monica Cowles

    Monica Cowles Grays Harbor, Washington Member, NRA (Life) USCCA, ACLDN, SAF (Life) Staff Member Silver Supporter

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confirmation_bias

    We interpret so much in our lives based on our worldviews and beliefs....and because our emotions are so tied up in our beliefs, we cling to our interpretation even when the facts can slap us silly....:rolleyes:o_O
    Teaching my kids to control their emotions was a large part of training up logical, solid, sturdy young adults....it worked pretty well on my daughters, but I'm still holding out for that boy of mine..:p:p
     
  6. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Obama did everything.