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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

I just heard a funny (and relevant) argument...

Two co-workers were talking about Adrian Peterson (or I might suggest that they were arguing). One of my co-workers suggested that the year Peterson ran for over 2000 yards was the year "after" he got back from his dreaded ACL surgery. The other suggested that he ran for 2000 yards a couple of years before he got hurt.


Before they decided to look this up on that thing called the internet, they placed a bet of twenty dollars.

It turns out that Adrian Peterson did win the rushing title the year he got back from surgery with over 1400 yards, but obviously it was not his 2000 yard season. In fact he had rushed for that 2000 yard season two years before the injury, exactly as one of the two had suggested. Argument settled.

So what's the point?

The point is that both of these people had "different memories" of Adrian Peterson's football career. They both absolutely believed that they were right. If you had hooked both of them up to a polygraph machine, they would have both passed with flying colors.

Neither of them were "lying" - yet one of them had to be wrong.

Proof positive that once you have established a particular memory of events in your mind, you will simply believe it, even if it isn't true. But no matter how convincing it is that  you believe it, it won't change the facts. Now in the case of Adrian Peterson, you can simply look up the facts on the internet and settle the argument.

But in the case of a 36 year old memory with no documented evidence or no witnesses to corroborate, nothing can ever be settled. So it technically will not matter how convincing Ford is or how convincing Kavanaugh is, there is no way to "look it up on the internet" and see who was actually right. The best you can do is basically guess, and there is little question that there will be no consensus surrounding these guesses.

I suspect even liberals deep down know that a disputed "guess" should not ruin a person's career and life.

16 comments:

Roger Amick said...

You're losing it.

KD said...

What?

"Cristina King Miranda, who says she is a former classmate of Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford, has deleted her claim that everyone knew of the alleged misconduct.

"After it was pointed out to Miranda that her claim about the incident being “spoken of for days afterwards” directly contradicted a statement from the alleged victim, Miranda deleted her claim.

“Hi all, deleted this because it served its purpose and I am now dealing with a slew of requests for interviews from The Wash Post, CNN, CBS News,” she tweeted. “Organizing how I want to proceed. Was not ready for that, not sure I am interested in pursuing. Thanks for reading.”

Roger Amick said...

Russia House

Scott you have to read this.


https://wapo.st/2QJOfgX

Roger Amick said...

https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/09/19/nolte-kavanaugh-accusers-classmate-deletes-claim-everyone-knew-alleged-misconduct/

Plagiarism by kput'z

Roger Amick said...

A narrative history of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and its fallout, the book is based on hundreds of interviews with people from Trump’s inner circle, current and former government officials, individuals with close ties to the White House, members of the law enforcement and the intelligence communities, foreign officials and confidential documents. Most people interviewed spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss classified or sensitive U.S. and foreign government deliberations.

Roger Amick said...

Brennan’s review session occurred against the backdrop of these unsettling developments. But his call to the White House was driven by something else — extraordinary intelligence that had surfaced in late July and reached deep inside the Kremlin, showing that Putin was himself directing an “active measures” operation aimed not only at disrupting the U.S. presidential race but electing Trump.

Russia House was the point of origin for that assessment. Months later it became the consensus view of U.S. intelligence agencies, one of the core findings of a report released just weeks before Trump took office. It was a conclusion that would fuel investigations and infuriate the 45th president — who, on his second day as leader of the free world, was making his way to CIA headquarters.

Roger Amick said...

The argument is settled on the crowd size on inauguration day. He couldn't get it right in one day..

By your logic he won the popular vote despite the Mexicans.

KD said...

So is the left done with Dr. Cray Cray and her sexual rape fantasy?

rrb said...



Roger Amick said...

Russia House

Scott you have to read this.



a book written by an amazon post hack heavily influenced by commie john brennan.

first dr. cray cray and now this.

so much fucking nuttiness in one week.

LOL.

good one alky.


C.H. Truth said...

You're losing it.

Sorry if the logic is over your head.

rrb said...



Plagiarism by kput'z


he who lives in glass houses in west covina alky...



rrb said...

Blogger Roger Amick said...

Brennan’s review session occurred against the backdrop of these unsettling developments.



how this commie fuckstick was every allowed the power that he commanded is testament to the galactic incompetence of 0linsky.

we used to take traitors like brennan and lash them to a post in front of a firing squad.

nowadays they get fat contracts on MSDNC.


KD said...

Talk about everything but the Winning Bigly Economy.

KD said...

""" Plagiarism by kput'z """
""" I """guess """" alky """ missed """ part of """" my post"""".

He Does not want to talk about this issue I qouted.

KD said...

""" Plagiarism by kput'z """
""" I """guess """" alky """ missed """ part of """" my post"""".

He Does not want to talk about this issue I qouted.

KD said...

Alky "unsettling developments" , aka the Trump Win.