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Comment: Re:Psychologically speaking... (Score 1) 270

by camperdave (#48664403) Attached to: At 40, a person is ...
What is the unit of extraordinariness? If I have two semi-extraordinary pieces of evidence, does that satisfy the requirements for an extraordinary claim?

The whole idea of extraordinariness vs ordinariness is scientifically bogus. There are claims, and there is evidence. Either the claim is refuted by the evidence, or it is not. End of story...

Unless you have evidence to the contrary.

Comment: Are You Joking? (Score 3, Interesting) 182

by eldavojohn (#48625017) Attached to: US Links North Korea To Sony Hacking

> It is not known how the US government has determined that North Korea is the culprit

Of course it's known. The same way they established that Iraq had chemical weapons. The method is known as "because we say so".

Are you joking? I thought it was well established that there were chemical weapons in Iraq we just only found weapons designed by us, built by Europeans in factories in Iraq. And therefore the US didn't trumpet their achievements. In the case of Iraqi chemical weapons, the US established that Iraq had chemical weapons not because they said so but because Western countries had all the receipts.

It is much harder to find a job than to keep one.