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Old 10-18-2018, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Damuri Ajashi View Post
There may even be information there but its not data.
Are you even reading what you're writing?
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Could we listen to the story of one Asian student that was denied by Harvard and call that data?
No, I'd call it a datum.
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anecdote (essentially emotion)
I'm not being insulting here, honestly, but are you a second-language English speaker?
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Emotion and anecdote is how you get Willie Horton, racism, lynching.
"Logic and reason" is how you get gas chambers and Unit Unit 731.

Whee, this is fun. Ok, your turn for using argumentum ad passiones.
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Just because they THINK they are being reasonable and logical doesn't mean they are.
Yes, funny that. Almost ironic, really...