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This was a programme in the well regarded 'Witness' documentary strand on
the UK's Channel 4. The figure of 85% return rate was what the Amish told
the programme makers, and the programme presented it as a caption at the end
of the show. I don't believe I presented that as fact, but as a claim. Sue
the programme makers, or the Amish, not me or Chris.
> From: Chris Taylor
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> Subject: Re: Wade's last week's phrase of the day...
> Lawrence DeBivort wrote:
> >>I think this is a clever con - take a nice middle class kid (raised for
> >>years 'on the farm') and dump it in a room full of drugs booze and eager
> >>members of the opposite sex for a bit and I bet 85% (the return rate)
> >>turns out to be the chance they'll get badly burned by the experience of
> >>'freedom'. "Gee take me back to the simple (if slightly dull) life that
> >>I understand and am not afraid of, so I can rationalise my avoidance of
> >>*that* scary nightmare that wasn't half as much fun close up"...
> > Chris, I'm afraid the programme you watched was long on fantasy and
> short on
> > facts. Where in the world did you see this???
> Huh? I was just responding to someone else's post...
> Chris Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
> http://bioinf.man.ac.uk/ »people»chris
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