Wet Grass is Evidence
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OR as: The available body of facts or information indicating whether a belief or proposition is true or valid.
The observable fact that the grass is wet is evidence that it rained last night.
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You said, "...but it's still a clue.."
Clue is defined as a piece of evidence or information used in the detection of a crime or solving of a mystery.
A piece of evidence. Con says it is not evidence and then when trying to describe what it is, uses a synonym for evidence.
I did not say that wet grass was 100% conclusive, absolute proof, irrefutable fact that it rained.
I stated that wet grass is evidence that it rained. Just as it could be evidence for a mass watering. Discerning which explanation is the "truth" is a step of hypothesis comparison. A step that comes after the argument is presented as what the evidence implicates.
Con conflates the facts with the explanation. There can be many explanations for the same evidence.
That does not refute the resolution of this debate. That the factual observation that the grass is wet, is a truthful premise that supports a logical conclusion that it rained.
The only property the wet grass needs is that it correlates to raining. That wet grass is a likely trace of interactions when it rains.
Just like a smoking gun is evidence a bullet was fired.
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