Yes it is! And very well educated speculation backed up by tons of experience at that!
Great thread guys. One of the best in a very long time with loads of meat and potatos for all to enjoy. Keep them coming and lets stay on track!
Not to nit pick Brett, but I had content "borrowed" by our own Tourist Board. Their page beat mine using my own original copy because their page has way more inbound links than my page does. Where I was ranked #1, the tourist board is now #1 and I am now #2.
So, although there is duplicate/borrowed content and all things being equal ... PR wins. At least, that's how I see it in this one case.