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Comment: Re:Oh purleeeease (Score 2, Insightful) 555

by Ronin X (#28597195) Attached to: The Mathletes and the Miley Photoshop

I did not miss that. That is NOT the exact opposite. He said a consensus of EXPERTS in LAW would be necessary to make one lawyer's opinion more important than anothers. Then he provides a consensus of 15 self-expressed math experts? So math expert = lawyer?


To make the argument even MORE embarrassing, given his own data, one could easily assert:

"Depending on how you look at it, you may think that this opinion from Assistant District Attorney Dave Denny , vindicates the opinion of the English aficionados who voted that the defendant did violate the law. I think it's the other way around -- the fact that this answer was correlated in the survey responses with English ability, vindicates the opinion of Mr. Denny."

Comment: Re:Oh purleeeease (Score 1) 555

by Ronin X (#28595495) Attached to: The Mathletes and the Miley Photoshop

Exactly what I was thinking.

However, the best part was where he rejects the D.A.'s assertions because one expert should not be trusted if a consensus of experts does not agree. He then relies on the sole argument of "credentialed expert Mr. Rasch" to "vindicate" the opinion of the self-expressed math experts.

All that being said, I'd say the guy's not guilty according to what the law quoted.

"It is easier to fight for principles than to live up to them." -- Alfred Adler