Observation, not a claim ?

Ian Goddard (igoddard@erols.com)
Mon, 16 Mar 1998 01:24:21 -0500

>Anton Sherwood (dasher@netcom.com) wrote:

>> > Ian, you're a crackpot...
>> I'd say that the evidence dictates
>> that Mr. Sherwood is a "crackpot."
>> Where "crackpot" is defined as he
>> who makes claims without attempting
>> to support them with evidence, and/
>> or for which there is no evidence."
> A passing observation, not a claim.

IAN: According to Webster's, an
expressed observation is "a remark
or statement based on what one has
observed." A claim is "to assert or
maintain as fact." Assuming that we
assert that our observation is a
fact, there is no difference.

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