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  •  Courts decide matters of truth. (1+ / 0-)
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    Science is a systematic means of discovering and establishing truth.

    Besides, any case involving expert witnesses is in some sense deciding a matter of science — and that goes for forensicists.

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    by Code Monkey on Sat Oct 02, 2010 at 05:10:45 PM PDT

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    •  No! Courts decide matters of law (1+ / 0-)
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      and ironically, none of them are actual laws (in the scientific sense) Truth is the elusive goal of all sentient things.

      "There is no theorem that says (all) the interesting things in the world are conserved, only the total of everything." Richard Feynman

      by yuriwho on Sun Oct 03, 2010 at 12:13:06 AM PDT

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    •  as the other poster said, absolutely (0+ / 0-)

      and judges are not scientists.

      •  The other poster is absolutely wrong. (0+ / 0-)

        A trial has two purposes:

        a. To establish, as best as can be done, the facts of the case at hand.
        b. To decide how the law applies to those facts.

        To put the torture behind us is, inevitably, to put it in front of us.

        by UntimelyRippd on Sun Oct 03, 2010 at 06:25:18 AM PDT

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