Re: Scoreboard Watching 2013 (Playoffs Edition)
Originally Posted by PuffyPig
A person running away from a crime scene would be evidence that he may have committed a crime. It couldn't convict him without a whole lot more, but it would be evidence.
Many are confusing the fact that even exceptionally weak evidence is still evidence. Your point about "running away from a crime scene" being "evidence" is a good one.
My point was that running down a street is not evidence of a crime. Having a career year concerning HR's is not evidence of any kind concerning PEDs. In other words, here is no crime scene. Just a guy running down the street and someone's supposition that it's possible that he's running from a crime.
In other words, THATS
not evidence. It's a conclusion based upon incomplete information. It's pure supposition that then gets used as a premise for a conclusion that player X is cheating. And it's an argument that those who make it seem willing to defend with a vigor not deserving.
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