"Take nothing on its looks;
take everything on evidence.
There's no better rule."
Charles Dickens
(1812-1870) English writer and social critic
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evidence is to narrow - principle, intent, law, etc. are integral to the better rule.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
     -- Anon      
    And then double check the evidence.
     -- jim k, Austin     
    The manufacture of evidence is a simple thing. With all evidence the source is more important than the substance. Trust the evidence only if you trust the source.
     -- Justin, Elkland     
    The intent is good.
     -- RBESRQ     
    Justin, said well. There is not a court, legislative or executive body today where evidence is not manufactured from desired lies.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
     -- Florence, Tucson      
    For some reason my first thought was of the Reverend Al Gore and his Church of Doom. Hey Al! The temperature hasn't changed for 17 years now...the ice packs are expanding again...and you're still making a ton of money on carbon exchange....hmmm.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    From the Buddha, "Believe nothing, no matter where you read it or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense". I doubt that anyone walked on water unless it was frozen.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
    How true. Politics, whether secular or religious, is the propping up of ideas that cannot stand on their own. The Truth is always before us, whether we can see it or not. When we stop discerning, we are but domesticated animals.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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