You misrepresented what I wrote, Petitfaun, when you wrote
So, your explanation tacitly concedes that I did not change ‘a few 8x6’s’ to people. Thank you. If you drew a false equivalence between ‘anyone’ and ‘people’, as you did above, that is your error, not any change I made.
In point of fact, anyone does NOT equal people. ‘Anyone’ is singular. AnyONE. Check out http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/anyone if you doubt this.
People, on the other hand, is plural. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/people .
I was trying to explore BeaverCreek’s concept , which I will cite accurately and in its totality (BeaverCreek - Mixed Reviews on PE):
Should I ever be tempted to post pictures (whether I reach 8x6 or not), I want to know how to avoid the error of being “too conclusive and subject to suspicion” (and the error of being unconvincing as well).
And while the angels are dancing around the head of a pin about singular and plural nouns, my earlier question still stands unanswered: Why would anyone want to subject themselves to the suspicion of having been found to be too conclusive?
The larger point, which I made in this post: Lampwick - Big gainer Pictures is this:
And THAT is to the point of the thread originator, Dave22, who wrote:
Photos can be faked. Measurements can be inaccurate or misrepresented. There is tons of anecdotal evidence here that PE works, and the point has been made before that a tremendous amount of time and energy has been invested in the subject here, with no one having to pay a dime for it.
So, there might just be something to PE, Dave22. You may get the reassurance from reading all the experiences from members here. But ultimately, you will have the concrete evidence you desire when you do it and it works for you.
I think you need to read your first paragraph again!
To have anyone, you must have some, otherwise you just have one.
Oh and do have a look at your question “Why would anyone want to subject themselves” Do I detect a singular and plural there?
Go ahead and argue. I see no point in continuing this discussion