[ExI] Doubts and gas chambers

Randall Randall randall at randallsquared.com
Mon Oct 8 14:20:14 UTC 2007

On Oct 8, 2007, at 8:55 AM, BillK wrote:
> On 10/8/07, Randall Randall wrote:
>> I think you misunderstand that phrase.  As usually
>> used, "beyond a reasonable doubt" means *less* than
>> a reasonable doubt, not more than.
> No. I think you've got that wrong.

Actually, I have that quite right (if there is any
reasonable doubt, then there's no going to jail...).
However, on rereading, it's not clear to me that
that was what was meant.

> "beyond a reasonable doubt" means that you're going to jail.
> See: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burden_of_proof>

Right, but the official story is what's "on trial" in
the email that Clark quoted.  After rereading it, it
seems to me that it's not clear whether he meant, as I
thought, that the official story was not proven beyond
reasonable doubt, or meant, as you and Clark seem to
be saying he meant, that the official story was
*disproven* beyond a reasonable doubt.

These are very different assertions, but I see upon
further reflection how you could believe he meant the
latter.  We need a clarification. :)

Randall Randall <randall at randallsquared.com>
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