How Lying about Science allows You to Claim Anything You Want

If there is a dogma in science, I think it is this: "if there is a perceptible difference between a claim being accurate and it not, science can perceive that difference". If there is no perceptible difference, it is not at all clear how you reasonably became confident of your claim, anyway.

Does “Anecdotes” mean “Evidence”? Spiritual healing and public health

In my previous post I said anecdotes can be used as evidence, if the conditions are correct. That is a controversial statement, so does need to be explained. And, here I plan to do that by giving you one example of when anecdotes do work and when they don't. In typical-teacher fashion, I am going to… Continue reading Does “Anecdotes” mean “Evidence”? Spiritual healing and public health