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31 Post author: abramdemski 10 November 2014 05:02AM

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Comment author: abramdemski 11 November 2014 03:38:58AM *  2 points [-]

People who seem not to do it are mostly just more clever about it.

Hmm. This statement is troublesome because it falls into the category of "I expect you not to see evidence for X in case Y, so here's an excuse ahead of time!" type arguments.

And the rest of the paragraph is an argument that you should not only believe my claim, but convince your friends, too!

How convenient. :p

Comment author: William_Quixote 12 November 2014 01:59:48PM 1 point [-]

I would expect a witch to deny that they were signaling "not-witchness"

Comment author: abramdemski 14 November 2014 08:48:03AM 1 point [-]

I would expect a witch to preemptively accuse herself so that no one else can gain status by doing so.