sbr487 wrote:I did not say, "it is a hoax ..."
I said, "if it eventually turns out to be a hoax..."
- Dr. Mark Freedman
Can someone help me use Deep Blue so that I can try and find out the difference between the two ...
From the standpoint of honesty there is no difference. He is saying he is quite prepared, if not eager, to believe Dr. Zamboni dishonest. This must have gotten around, because there are umpteen people trying to prove it is not true. Either Dr. Zamboni must be lying, or incompetent. One can be skeptical and assume one is not being lied to. That does not seem to even register as a possibility. It either is a hoax, or it may turn out to be one. It could never be a badly designed study, or any of the other slurs we have heard, if it is a deliberate hoax.