Originally Posted by Jabba
My Dear Mr. Savage:
You do not need to "explain" your hope
that you can avoid facing reality by pretending
that this is a "trial", and that the proper standard is "preponderance of the evidence" (neither
of which, as has been pointed out to you repeatedly) is correct.
On the one hand, you have two renown fabric authorities, who examined the CIQ in situ
and found not a skerrick of evidence for any "...patching
On the other hand, you have a group of committed sidonists, who, needing to explain away the "wrong" date provided by the most observed bit of 14
C dating ever, have conjectured
that there "may have been" "...some patching
", without ever once finding any actual evidence that such exists.
There is no evidence, none, of the "...patching
" you need to shore up your faith.
Trough it all, I remain,
Patiently yours, &ct.