I think the reactive uber PC left gets confused on the jew as minority issue. Being that they can look white, are generally well off as a demographic (in the west), and are very well organized politically (to say AIPEC is amazingly well run and organized is a pretty big understatement) given their size.
Add to that a healthy dose of cultural relativism, and you got people that will tolerate some extremely shady characters
Why am I obligated to formally address a ghost in order to be allowed to reasonably dismiss it? What is this, some kind of "well, you gotta have faith that it doesn't exist!" crap? Accepting the negative, given no real evidence of the affirmative (especially on something world-shaking) is some kind of religion now?
Example: If someone were to claim that they have observed a single crow eating it's young, it would suggest that a study is necessary to make either of the following claims: A. Crows will occasionally eat their young (hypothesis) or B. Crows will not eat their young (null hypothesis).
What you are doing is basically saying, "I do not believe that the person claiming to have made the observation is credible for whatever arbitrary reasons I have decided to assail their credibility with (appeal to authority fallacy in this case, specifically) thus there is no need to study this further because I reject hypothesis and accept the null hypothesis as true based solely on my personal opinions of the alleged witness.
That's bad science.
A neutral stance is preferable when faced with unstudied issues.
Tucker Case - Tard magnet.
Accepting the negative given a lack of any real evidence of the positive is entirely rational, logical and reasonable. Claims, especially wild ones, without any real evidence, can - and should - be dismissed out of hand.
We cannot be expected to entertain every outrageous allegation until every last shred of evidence is re-examined and every question answered. That's a snipe hunt. That's the kind of reasoning that perpetuates truthers, UFOers, birthers and the like. The "I must allow for the possibility of ANYTHING to be true until proven otherwise!" That's cult-think, crazy people.
Last edited by ecofarm; 01-30-13 at 03:16 PM.