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6. First off, no, statistics do bring clarity to the future.
Mon Dec 12, 2011, 05:18 AM
Dec 2011

For instance, statistics show that crime has decreased almost constantly since 1993, so it's reasonable to assume it will continue to be relatively low.

Furthermore, what you're describing is an argument from emotion: this thing affected this person this way, therefore... except that one example doesn't really mean anything for everyone. One person might end up drinking themselves to death, but that doesn't mean millions of others can't have a little alcohol safely and responsibly.

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