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From: "wim prange" <>
Subject: RE: [GENBOX] Support Level: problems and new ideas
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 04:58:21 +0200
Paul had changed the assertion, that's why he had to change Support levels.
Another scenario would be to enter a second assertion based on the same set
of sources but alternative to the first one. The sources for both assertions
should be the same, only the support levels would be reversed to each other.
In the first assertion he just would have needed to set the Surety Level to
"Marginal Evidence" and in the second assertion to a higher level.
This scenario also describes what actually happened in his research. I think
I would have opt for the latter one
> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: Kathy Lenerz [mailto:]
> Verzonden: dinsdag 20 juli 2004 4:26
> Onderwerp: Re: [GENBOX] Support Level: problems and new ideas
> Paul J. Harris wrote:
> > Thank you for this contribution on Support Level.
> Obviously, it is not
> > intended to 'rate' the source, but merely describe 'how'
> the source relates
> > to YOUR Assertion. I knew that, just couldn't say it.
> > I have had instances of relatively Primary and Direct
> sources that led me to
> > an Assertion, only to find additional sources that were
> Directly Conflicting
> > whose numbers overwhelmed the original source to the point
> of changing my
> > Assertion, thusly changing the Support Level of all of the
> attached sources.
> But if you had actually used the Support Level to mean "how,"
> rather than
> "how much," you wouldn't have had to change your Support
> Level for those
> sources after finding new evidence. The "how" would have
> stayed the same:
> With primary evidence-with secondary evidence
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