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Thread: Hypothetical - Criminal Investigation

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    Hypothetical - Criminal Investigation

    Hypothetically, a crime happens. There are 10 different potential criminals.

    Which choice do you make:

    A) Investigate the suspects to determine who did the crime

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    B) Pick the criminal you think did it, do absolutely no investigative work and throw that suspect in jail

    Take your pick.
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    Re: Hypothetical - Criminal Investigation

    What is the point of this thread?

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    Re: Hypothetical - Criminal Investigation

    Quote Originally Posted by Jucon View Post
    What is the point of this thread?
    I'm examining the inherently illogical beliefs that some people here hold.
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    Re: Hypothetical - Criminal Investigation

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    I'm examining the inherently illogical beliefs that some people here hold.
    Well I, for one, am in favor of the Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

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    Re: Hypothetical - Criminal Investigation

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    I'm examining the inherently illogical beliefs that some people here hold.
    How can you investigate when the question only conceptually allows for any half rational person to take the first choice?
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    Re: Hypothetical - Criminal Investigation

    Let's wait for the punch line. I hope it comes soon.
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    Re: Hypothetical - Criminal Investigation

    It is obvious (pun intended) to me that there was no point in making this question into a poll.

    The poll is obviously designed and worded to prevent all but the most oblivious from choosing anything except option A, thus invalidating it as even a unscientific poll, IMO.

    Please get to the point, as your actual point is obviously not contained in the poll questions.
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    Re: Hypothetical - Criminal Investigation

    No problem.

    Replace Crime with "increased tax revenue and economic activity." Now replace the suspected criminals with a huge number of economic events.

    Do you assume which one you want to have caused the increased activity to be true, or do you apply staistical methods and models to determine which caused it?

    If you are Apdst, Zimmer or Conservative, you go with the first idea. You assume what you want to be true and do no actual work, the same thing as choosing which suspect you think did it and never do any investigative work.

    Is that logical? Absolutely not. We don't assume which suspect we want to be guilty is guilty, so why do some people assume which factor they want to be true is true?
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    Re: Hypothetical - Criminal Investigation

    Why are you banging your head against a wall for them?

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    Re: Hypothetical - Criminal Investigation

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    No problem.

    Replace Crime with "increased tax revenue and economic activity." Now replace the suspected criminals with a huge number of economic events.

    Do you assume which one you want to have caused the increased activity to be true, or do you apply staistical methods and models to determine which caused it?

    If you are Apdst, Zimmer or Conservative, you go with the first idea. You assume what you want to be true and do no actual work, the same thing as choosing which suspect you think did it and never do any investigative work.

    Is that logical? Absolutely not. We don't assume which suspect we want to be guilty is guilty, so why do some people assume which factor they want to be true is true?
    If that's your question, why the hell did you ask a completely different one?
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