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jschurchin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-02-06 05:43 PM
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24. I would never marginalize anyones.......
testimony. Myself, like anyone who see's an event live, either on television or in-person has certain aspects that are indelibly burned into their memory. I am certain there are parts of that period that I have forgotten or have no memory of. I could not tell you what color the plane was because it appeared on the screen for just a moment before it hit the south tower.

Eyewitness testimony is notoriously unreliable. Two people can watch the same thing happen and give conflicting testimony as to what occurred. It happens all the time. 500 people witness an event, 450 of them give essentially the same statements while the other 50 see something else. Who is lying? Perhaps no one, they each are telling what they remember seeing. Everyone processes information differently, this is what causes the conflict.

When a vast majority of eyewitnesses give essentially the same description of an event, the probability of this being what has happened is proportionately higher then them all being mistaken. This is not to discount the other witnesses statements, but they must be factored in their correct context.
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