A defendant could be convicted solely on the testimony of a witness who claimed the defendant appeared to him or her in a dream.
Inadmissible in a court of law, spectral evidence is a red herring that still holds sway in today's court of public opinion.
We're engulfed by everyday examples:
- Every social media user has the attention span of a goldfish (although NIH never issued that finding).
- Every business must innovate or die (although only 3% of new consumer products enjoy first-year sales above $50 million—the benchmark of a successful launch).
- Every Planned Parenthood clinic profits from fetal tissue sales (although the activist behind the claim has admitted to faking his documentary).