Tuesday, September 19, 2006

"More Proof"

(File under "pet peeves")

I'm always wary of people who use the term "more proof" instead of "more evidence", as it peels back the curtain attempting to cover their intellectual bankruptcy, woven from shrill threads of half-baked and typically borrowed ideas.
Evidence != Proof

Evidence can support a proof, be incorporated into a proof -- but evidence is not proof.

Remember that the next time someone says "that's just more proof that..."

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