Unfortunately most people get 100% of their ideas from popular entertainments, which is why they think defibrillators can restart stopped hearts, that DNA evidence is incontrovertible, and that good guys can blast away without ever once killing anyone through ricochets or lousy skills. The "replay the tape, Sam" nonsense promulgated by mass entertainments is a simple idea, and people adore simple ideas. Consequently, eyewitness testimony will continue to be granted credence - and let's remember, we still accept the testimony of police officers as reliable because they are "trained." Despite several studies proving conclusively that "trained" personnel perform no better than ordinary people when it comes to recollecting incidents accurately....

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