> known fraudster without checking it (even though the known
> fraudster was known to have done some good things with his fake
> banknotes)? The fraudster claims the banknote he has offered
> you is genuine. To compound matters further, someone slips you
> a note claiming that they saw the fraudster in his workshop
> that afternoon making fake banknotes. What would you do?
CM: Ignore analogies that have little application to the question in hand.
SC: Both situations, at a fundamental level, are about trust and, as such, are perfectly analogous.