Wednesday, October 20, 2004

What do you want to believe? You should really give that question some serious thought before you ever look at the evidence in a given case. Because what you want to believe is like a giant thumb on the scales as you balance the evidence before you. I think it was a line by Groucho Marx, caught by his screen wife with a young lady, "Are you going to believe me or believe your eyes?" It may be funny but it is close to reality. People commonly sweep incontrovertible evidence under the rug in order to believe what they want to believe.

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