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 How do we evaluate evidence?

On the following pages, we examine evidence about the map, and you can note your opinion about each piece of evidence. (Your opinions are not shared with anyone.)

Consider whether each piece of evidence suggests the map is real or fake, and how certain you can be in your conclusion.

Very certain
There is abundant, compelling evidence... and only one reasonable interpretation.
Probably sure
The evidence is very strong, and you can presume an opinion... but another interpreation might be possible.
It proves nothing
The evidence is consistent with it being both real or fake... We are speculating, this permissive evidence cannot prove anything.


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