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11-02-2012, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Iain Fyffe View Post
The flaws in both types of argument must be acknowledged. The idea that someone's memory of something in the past, or that their perception of the thing at the time, is flawless is simply false. Many memory researchers consider the concept of photographic (eidetic) memory to be a myth. What sort of chance does that give the common person?
... in a one-off event, like a car accident or whatever, then sure. But with an NHL player who someones watched over 5, 10, 15 years, eyewitness accounts, provided of course the observer is objective, hockey educated, intelligent, Id say the chances of that individuals memory being faulty are slim to none in apprising the players talents and limitations.

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