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Old 01-29-2019, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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We may never know what Casey Hathaway was doing during the three days he was missing.

He was found on Thursday, cold but alive, in a mess of vines and thorns in Craven County, North Carolina.
But the 3-year-old has volunteered one noteworthy detail about those days in the woods: a bear kept him company.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/28/us/ca...y-bear-claims/
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Old 01-29-2019, 04:48 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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So everyone is taking the word of a cold disoriented toddler? Think I'll pass. Animals don't tend to do things that won't provide them a benefit.

You've heard of Occam's Razor I take it?
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Old 01-29-2019, 04:54 PM
 
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This is the third thread on this, as this is also in Current Events and Unexplained Mysteries, I think.
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Old 01-29-2019, 06:02 PM
 
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Anyone who believes this noise knows nothing about 3-year olds and even less about bears.

As far as "no one being able to prove it didn't happen," I'm pretty sure DNA testing could rule it out if anyone in authority actually took this seriously enough to think it really happened.

Sure makes for good clickbait, though.
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Old 01-30-2019, 02:55 AM
 
Location: colorado springs, CO
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Anyone who believes this noise knows nothing about 3-year olds and even less about bears.

As far as "no one being able to prove it didn't happen," I'm pretty sure DNA testing could rule it out if anyone in authority actually took this seriously enough to think it really happened.

Sure makes for good clickbait, though.
Well, duh; obviously it was Bigfoot.
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Old 01-30-2019, 07:16 AM
 
Location: 912 feet above sea level
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We may never know what Casey Hathaway was doing during the three days he was missing.

He was found on Thursday, cold but alive, in a mess of vines and thorns in Craven County, North Carolina.
But the 3-year-old has volunteered one noteworthy detail about those days in the woods: a bear kept him company.
No one can prove that he wasn't kept company by a sasquatch, a leprechaun, and a dragon.

See how that works?

But what we can do is apply common sense and decide which is more likely:
*a bear 'kept a child company' (whatever the hell that means - did the bear serve tea and biscuits?) for a few days, or
*a confused, traumatized toddler who still isn't developed enough to distinguish imaginings from reality mistakenly thinks a bear kept him company

The key word, of course, is 'can'. Some people have this filter where what they choose to believe is based neither on evidence or logic by what makes them feel good. That system is highly inaccurate, but at least those people feel good most of the time. I guess that's something.
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Old 01-30-2019, 10:19 AM
 
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No one can prove that he wasn't kept company by a sasquatch, a leprechaun, and a dragon.

See how that works?

But what we can do is apply common sense and decide which is more likely:
*a bear 'kept a child company' (whatever the hell that means - did the bear serve tea and biscuits?) for a few days, or
*a confused, traumatized toddler who still isn't developed enough to distinguish imaginings from reality mistakenly thinks a bear kept him company

The key word, of course, is 'can'. Some people have this filter where what they choose to believe is based neither on evidence or logic by what makes them feel good. That system is highly inaccurate, but at least those people feel good most of the time. I guess that's something.

Agreed, no one can prove a negative, but the premise keeps coming up. You can't prove that Russel's Teapot doesn't exist.
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Old 01-30-2019, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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Anyone who believes this noise knows nothing about 3-year olds and even less about bears.

As far as "no one being able to prove it didn't happen," I'm pretty sure DNA testing could rule it out if anyone in authority actually took this seriously enough to think it really happened.

Sure makes for good clickbait, though.
The kid was alone in the dark with many nocturnal nighttime noises from wildlife. Many three year old's, that are safe and sound in their own bedrooms, report monsters under their beds or in their closets - that doesn't make the news because we know better.

The good news is that the kid survived! Anything else, without proof, is nothing more than fantasy.
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Old 01-30-2019, 11:18 AM
 
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The burden of proof is to prove it did happen. Don't shift the burden the other way -- make us prove it didn't happen.

End of thread.
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Old 01-30-2019, 11:24 AM
 
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He was kept alive by a WOOKIE! YOU CAN'T PROVE IT ISN'T SO.

Apparently the OP was not satisfied with the response on the other thread where it is pretty well established that a bear would have EATEN the child, not protected him. Must be besties with the person who insisted bears are herbivores.
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