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eowyn_of_rohan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-21-04 10:50 AM
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116. When sleuthing, don't throw baby out with bathwater
I don't believe it is fair to dismiss, at this point in the game, all unproven theories and potential clues as fodder for the gullible and unscientific, and a distraction from the task at hand, as some come to define it.

It is part of the information gathering process to search for possible clues in disparate areas. Clue gathering has to be done without bias or assumption, and we do need to keep that in mind. But we also should consider all potential clues, then sift the wheat from the chaff as apparent connections and theories begin to emerge. This is the way good investigation works, I believe, or it as least ONE method of good investigation.

It is difficult to know who and what we are dealing with, and hard to tell what is relevant or irrelevant at this point. But sometimes, what seems to be irrelevant and insignificant in the beginning ends up being the opposite in the end.

So until I see concrete proof of connections or lack of connections, I will keep an open (though confused) mind.
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