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Old 02-27-2014, 12:53 AM   #302 (permalink)
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"... children, like adults, misremember, and their certainty that their memory is accurate—no matter how vivid and emotional—is no indication that it is ...

... In her TEDGlobal talk in 2013, the eminent memory scientist Elizabeth Loftus said that memory was less like a recording device and “more like a Wikipedia page—you can go in there and change it, but so can other people.”

"... outrage without skepticism and science is a recipe for !!!HYSTERIA!!! and witch hunts."

Fuckin' A. Dylan's story as told in her letter is wildly compelling and heartbreaking. But folks need to know the difference between a compellingly worded account of a childhood memory and a statement recounting an absolute truth.
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