words2yz posted a comment · Sep 28, 2018
Brett Kavanaugh has been credible, forthright, and deserves to be confirmed ❗
PeterL posted a comment · Sep 27, 2018
The late Dutch professor in psychology prof. Wagenaar, was an internationally recognized expert on the human memory. He has assisted in many court procedures to shed light on the reliability of witness testimonies. The results of his research has been confirmed by a lot of later research by other, also in the field of brain neurology. In general, memories that are that old are not very reliable. Memories are blurred, mixed up with later experiences and it is even quite easy to tell people stories they will later report as genuine memories. The exceptions are impressive events. It is very well possible for a girl to keep the memory of a shocking event of a young man showing his private parts at a party, especially if it was the first time for her to see anything like that. The problem is, was it really this guy? Does she remember well, does he remember well? Was either of the two drunk? Given the generic results of the professor's research, it is questionable whether it's responsible to hear people under oath about events that allegedly took place so long ago. I doubt whether humans are capable to be exact enough to make such a declaration under oath anyway, even if they were sober at that time. After all, no error is allowed under oath and it's impossible to guarantee correctness of memories in this situation.