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View Diary: Christopher Hitchens thinks the OHIO VOTE WAS STOLEN (357 comments)

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  •  Acceptance vs. Proof (4.00)
    <Quote> stems from your willingness and my unwillingness to accept the conclusion even while lacking the necessary proof. </QUOTE>

    In most things in life, conviction/acceptance precedes proof.
    Conviction/acceptance doesn't spring from proof, conviction/acceptance springs from evidence.  I don't doubt your sincerity, but I honestly don't see how anyone could see what we've seen in Ohio - the documented dirty tricks and maneuvering before election day; the disparity with the exit polls on election day; the mathematically untenable fact that
    virtually all of the "discrepancies" lean the same way; the deliberate corruption of the recount process, refusal to testify and attempts to stifle with the legal system after election day -....I honestly don't see how anyone can look at all of that and not "accept" that all that smoke indicates an inferno.

    Proof is a different matter - but proof is not
    "necessary" for acceptance, evidence is.

    Evidence leads to acceptance leads to proof.  You can't get past step one - fine. If you can't accept it, you can't accept it. We are stuck at step 2.  But let's give up this absurd notion that step 3 is "necessary" to get to step 2.

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