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    On Friday, January 11, 2002, at 01:41 , Paul Marsden wrote:

    > I'm not sure Vincent said that experiments showing
    > disinhibition due to media is bogus research

    Bogus may be way too strong a word. More in the sense of 'You
    can dismiss natural experiments for not
    isolating Ind Variable and Dep Variable, and you can dismiss
    laboratory experiments becasue they do the opposite', where
    being dismissable is enough to invalidate.

    Once we've seen a spike in behavior due to exposure to that
    behavior, why do we blame the paper the message is written on?

    - Wade

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