Re: RE: Subject: Re: [Harp-L] comb material

J Compton wrote:
> Why is the burden of proof on the "material matters" people?  
> Why is the prevailing position that the material doesn't matter 
> until someone proves otherwise?  Why isn't it that the material 
> *does* matter until someone demonstrates that it doesn't?  

Very simply, because it's impossible to prove a negative.  Therefore it 
is incumbant on the people who believe they can tell a difference to 
prove to other who believe it can't be done.  


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