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TOPIC: What is proof?

What is proof? 7 years 7 months ago #2439

  • Mike thomas
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Hi all

Considering the material that is known, I wonder what would be considered proof absolute of authorship?

What would someone have to produce as evidence to be accepted?

Or is it the case, that no matter what evidence came up, no one really wants to deal with the consequeces?

regards
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What is proof? 7 years 6 months ago #2455

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google "how we know shakespeare wrote shakespeare"

The Oxford sites and others are convincing -- but I use that word with care. "Convincing" is an adjective, not much more.

Oxford's early death pretty much eliminates him for me.

Joe
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What is proof? 7 years 2 months ago #4566

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mike thomas wrote:
Hi all

Considering the material that is known, I wonder what would be considered proof absolute of authorship?

What would someone have to produce as evidence to be accepted?

Or is it the case, that no matter what evidence came up, no one really wants to deal with the consequeces?

regards

There is no such thing as proof absolute. But in the absence of this one would, I believe, be satisfied if one saw drafts of the candidate's works with revisions made in his/her hand, the candidate's letters or other documents in which he/she mentions one or more of the disputed works as his/hers, someone' s testimony that he/she saw the candidate writing the work attributed to him/her, etc.
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What is proof? 7 years 2 months ago #4567

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JoeEarls wrote:
google "how we know shakespeare wrote shakespeare"

The Oxford sites and others are convincing -- but I use that word with care. "Convincing" is an adjective, not much more.

Oxford's early death pretty much eliminates him for me.

Joe

Oxfordians insist the earl had finished all the plays before he died in 1604. Not that I accept that but that's what they claim to counter the too early death argument.
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