Evidence and its absence

BBC:

The parents of a 15-year-old girl killed in a road crash have paid tribute to their \”beautiful\” daughter.

C\’mon. They could\’ve said \”clever\”, \”kind\”, \”loving\” – or even \”wonderful\” or \”brilliant\” – and got away with it. But given that photography has been a viable science for over 150 years, saying something so obviously counterfactual is just weird.

Kudos to the Beeb for putting it in inverted commas…

6 thoughts on “Evidence and its absence

  1. Oh, she ain’t that bad. You know, eye of the beholder and all that…

    DK

  2. Chalcedon says:

    All our children are beautiful to us regardless of reality.

  3. Sim-O says:

    lol! you heartless fucker!

  4. spazmo says:

    OK “beautiful” isn’t very accurate, but I still would, if she wasn’t too mangled (but then again she may have some new and exciting holes to explore).

  5. Alexius says:

    Nasty. Very nasty. Spazmo – you`d better hope God hasn`t got a sense of humour.

  6. Alexius says:

    Nasty. Very nasty. Spazmo – you`d better hope God hasn`t got a sense of humour.

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