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is 'evidence' an obscene word to conservatives?

vague_ascetic (755456) writes | more than 8 years ago

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It seems that once again I am given an opportunity to tease right-sided idiotsynchrocies.

A post of mine was modded as flamebait, that just asked for citations to back up the parent's claims. Admittedly, it was a harsh request, but anyone can see that citations were not proffered in response.

Why has "evidence" become an obscence concept to the right-side of America's political bipolarity?

It seems that once again I am given an opportunity to tease right-sided idiotsynchrocies.

A post of mine was modded as flamebait, that just asked for citations to back up the parent's claims. Admittedly, it was a harsh request, but anyone can see that citations were not proffered in response.

Why has "evidence" become an obscence concept to the right-side of America's political bipolarity?

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Evidence Is Subjective (1)

Roody Blashes (975889) | more than 8 years ago | (#15443813)

You should have asked for "facts".

To a True Believer of the Conservative Christian Party, "evidence" is a statement of purported fact, made with significant conviction. In other words: if you believe hard enough what you're saying, regardless of the facts, what you're saying must be true. Point: confronted about WMDs, Bush's handlers routinely dismiss claims of deceit saying [i]he believed what he was saying at the time[/i] as if having faith in your own ignorance made up for that ignorance.

That's why even though everything that George Bush says is false, 30% of the country still believes it. Anything can be evidence, it's just that smart people don't accept it if it doesn't have any backing in fact.

Far from obscene (1)

iced_773 (857608) | more than 8 years ago | (#15450075)


The hard-core conservatives I know in real life will find evidence all right. It may be made up, it may be from the Rush Limbaugh website, but they sure will find some "evidence".

Specifically, I'm mentioning an AP History teacher at my high school (high school...imminent graduation... :'( ). This guy would pick up any sheet of paper off his desk and read "figures" from it, about how Clinton's surplus wasn't really a surplus, or the economic mess Carter supposedly caused. I once kept an eye on where on his desk he put the paper the rest of the class period, and at the end, when he wasn't looking, I took a peek at what turned out to be "Please excuse the following students for the cross-country meet".
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