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mgr Donating Member (616 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-05 04:50 PM
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46. Except you failed to provide the necessary proof
Edited on Wed Aug-17-05 04:51 PM by mgr
of the inconsistencies or impossibilities. Your Hobson's choice was anything but a lady and a tiger, but a tactical evasion from the arguments developed in the previous thread. A Hobson's choice must show inconsistency within each statements connected by the or, that means f and not f follow for two trees. The statement, backed by reseach, that some forget who they voted for, makes this impossible for one of the trees; and the prima facie outcome when reweighting the data that poll non respondants consisted of a population distinct from the those polled, cannot be show(n) impossible within the poll's own methodology. You need evidence that widespread fixing of the popular results occurred to have the exit poll's rBr hypothesis falsied; but you also need to make the case to show that the exit poll shows that the popular vote was fixed. I call this teleology, or circular reasoning. Logically, your exit polls argument demonstrates nothing, unless it's along the lines of Augustine's ontological argument.


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