Michael Phelps: My Eyes Deceived Me

Did you watch Michael Phelps win his seventh gold medal of the Beijing Olympics? If you did, you saw Phelps beat Milorad Cavic by one-hundredth of a second. Or did you? I watched the event live and I was convinced that Phelps actually came in second. But, the talking heads on TV eventually changed my mind; the cameras and other technology at the event verified that Phelps was the winner.

What’s the moral of this story? An eyewitness can be sincere, but yet dead wrong.

Jeremy J. Richey, Attorney at Law
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