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Response to BlueStreak (Reply #53)

Mon Nov 25, 2013, 01:17 AM

60. You've got that backwards.

The CTers insist that simply because an authority says something, it must be false. There is no logic-based reason to believe that anyone other than Oswald shot JFK. The evidence is extremely strong. The reason that the reality-based community is convinced of Oswald's guilt is not "because the Warren Commission says so", but rather because the evidence implies it far beyond reasonable doubt.

On the other hand, when CTers are asked to defend their position, they don't point to evidence, but rather repeat some nonsense about authoritarianism. It is clear from your posts, for example, that you actually know very little about the evidence in the JFK case (for example, you didn't know about the bullet fragments in JFK's car that were matched to Oswald's rifle, nor the fact that the so-called "magic" bullet lost more than enough weight to account for the lead in Connelly's arm). And yet ignorance of basic facts like these doesn't prevent you from having a strong opinion.

If you don't believe anything the government says, you also don't believe that Obama was born in Hawaii, and you certainly don't believe the conclusion of the UN's panel of climate scientists on global warming.

But if you let the facts speak for themselves, then there really isn't much controversy on any of these questions.

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