[Ads-l] extraordinary claims extraordinary evidence

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Sat Aug 29 12:35:44 UTC 2015


Oops. My mistake. The snippets did not show up at first.
I now see the phrase is cited as 1975, just as you wrote. Sorry.
Stephen

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I've found an almost exact reference from 1824. It's a fairly obvious thought, and I doubt the 1824 author could claim any great originality.

"Extraordinary claims can rest only on extraordinary proofs. Ordinary clasims are supported by common proofs."

http://tinyurl.com/pao87w7



As for Truzzi, here's a cite from 1975

http://tinyurl.com/pqcm3ts


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