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62 Post author: Tyrrell_McAllister 12 August 2013 06:59AM

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Comment author: Tyrrell_McAllister 11 August 2013 04:26:43PM 1 point [-]

I agree that it is at least hypothetically possible that the offering of an anecdote should reduce our credence in what the anecdote claims.

Comment author: Tyrrell_McAllister 13 August 2013 10:10:24PM 2 points [-]

... For example, if you told me that you once met a powerful demon who works to stop anyone from ever telling anecdotes about him (regardless of whether the anecdotes are true or false), then I would decrease my credence in the existence of such a demon.