Presenting A Solid Case
Evidence, broadly construed, is anything presented in support of an assertion. This support may be strong or weak. The strongest type of evidence is that which provides direct proof of the truth of an assertion. At the other extreme is evidence that is merely consistent with an assertion but does not rule out other, contradictory assertions, as in circumstantial evidence.
Woody’s assertion clearly and irrefutably belongs in the “direct proof” column. You just can’t get any more direct than a drawing that can be manipulated. It’s the basis of our legal system. That’s what happens when you go to college: you learn things like that. You know who else is learning stuff? All those fun people over at Dumbing of Age.
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