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Upon hearing of the supposed take down of Osama bin Laden this morning, I did a search for "show me the body." The top search result was an article by Michael Shermer entitled Show Me the Body: Purported sightings of Bigfoot, Nessie and Ogopogo fire our imaginations. But anecdotes alone do not make a science. I tried to post the following comment:

Let's see some thorough-going skepticism directed against something significant; not this fish-in-a-barrel stuff. Let's hear a call from the skeptical community to show us the body of Osama bin Laden. The US Military killed the most wanted man in the world, and immediately disposed of the body at sea? Really? They didn't take any pictures? None of those 21st century cyber-warriors had helmet or rifle cameras? And what will we hear from the skeptical community about this? My prediction: bubkiss.

If so-called skepticism is to mean anything it needs to be directed at the real frakking world. Strutting and preening over not believing in bigfoot is pathetic.

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kmo
May. 2nd, 2011 04:31 pm (UTC)
Please re-read the third sentence in the block quote in my post.
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kmo
May. 2nd, 2011 04:56 pm (UTC)
re: my bad
No worries. :)
aviv_b
May. 2nd, 2011 04:42 pm (UTC)
There are pictures. YOu can be on it. Now if/when they wll be released, is another questions.
kmo
May. 2nd, 2011 04:57 pm (UTC)
You can be on it.
I don't understand what you meant to communicated with that sentence.
coremarc
May. 3rd, 2011 05:24 am (UTC)
impatience
I believe pictures will be leaked at "an appropriate time." If he has been killed by American forces, (and I think he has) releasing pictures of his dead body immediately after his assassination would certainly be unnecessarily inflammatory to some of the radical Muslim population, not servicing the goals of the US Administration. Have some patience.
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