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From: "Darrell A. Martin" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Citing Poor Sources - Was: Re: Name changes in narratives
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2011 09:19:38 -0500
On 3/22/2011 8:34 AM, Terry Reigel wrote:
> Darrell A. Martin wrote:
>> One person actually told me, in so many words, that she loved my
>> Web site, because she knew if there was a footnote, I had proof.
> That is amazing. I've often told correspondents when I send them a
> report that some of the data is supported by poor sources, and they
> can look at my citations and evaluate the merit of what I have
> recorded. Your experience suggests I've been assuming more insight in
> such cases than might be merited.
For more on the [snipped] substance of your message, see my last, to Teresa.
As for assuming more insight than might be merited, I have been amazed
over the years by just what kind of scatterbrained thinking is possible
among a few humans who, surprisingly, appear to be able to function
without constant professional assistance. It blows my mind that some of
them have even taken up genealogy, of all things, as a hobby. I have
learned not to try to prevent bad reasoning in that group -- it's just
not always possible to protect people from themselves.
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