Design or accident? Ann Coulter recounts a true story of how the difference matters
|September 9, 2011||Posted by News under Design inference|
In “Amanda Knox: The New Mumia!” (Townhall, September 9, 2011), Ann Coulter offers an instance of the design inference, in a criminal case:
The facts aren’t elusive: In December 2009, the Italian court released a 400-plus page report detailing the mountains of evidence that led the judges and jury to conclude that Knox, along with her Italian beau, Raffaele Sollecito, and a petty thief of her acquaintance, Rudy Guede, had murdered Knox’s English roommate, Meredith Kercher, on the evening of Nov. 1, 2007.
Police first came to the house the day after the murder to investigate a burglary in the bedroom of another roommate, Filomena Romanelli, that had been reported by Knox and Sollecito.
But the break-in turned out to be staged. Among many other reasons, glass from the broken window was on top of the piles of clothes thrown on the floor. (Always remember to break the window before trying to stage a burglary!)
Also, nothing had been stolen from Filomena’s room. Of course, that wasn’t known by anyone except the fake “burglar”; until Filomena returned and determined her jewelry and other valuables were still there.
Obviously not a pro hit.
So it is especially telling that when Sollecito had called the police to report the “burglary” in two separate, recorded phone calls, he said nothing had been stolen — despite the fact that Filomena had not yet come home. The only way Sollecito would know nothing was stolen was if he had helped stage the burglary himself.
Everyone uses the design inference all the time. Except when it’s illegal. Like when Darwinists get hold of compulsory, tax-funded schooling.
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