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Anecdote

Anecdote

1. Unpublished narratives.

2. A particular or detached incident or fact of an interesting nature; a biographical incident or fragment; a single passage of private life.

Origin: f. Anecdote, fr. Gr. Not published; priv. _ given out, to give out, to publish; out _ to give. See dose.


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Electromagnetic fields generated by the human body

... an argument rather than trying to actually determine the truth. I would also caution you (since it is a common trap) that memory and/or personal anecdote is generally highly unreliable as a source of evidence due to factors such as selectivity (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confirmation_bias).

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by AstraSequi
Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:25 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Electromagnetic fields generated by the human body
Replies: 40
Views: 165452

Re:

Well beyond your anecdote (and remember, the plural of anecdote is not data) what do you have to prove your assertion of a correlation between IQ and skin colour? Well, at first glance, I don't know if is there any correlation between ...

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by jfolpf
Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:08 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)
Replies: 72
Views: 269963

Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)

Well beyond your anecdote (and remember, the plural of anecdote is not data) what do you have to prove your assertion of a correlation between IQ and skin colour?

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by canalon
Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:36 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)
Replies: 72
Views: 269963

Theories - Origin of Life

... not say anything on the larger population, the changes over time of the acceptance of the idea or anything interesting. This not science, this is anecdote. You claimed that there is a reducing number of scientist backing up evolution, could you provide facts baking up your claim? You claim that ...

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by canalon
Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:26 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 562
Views: 929364

5 best proofs of evolution

... anything. Except maybe of the trust we can put in our elected officials to put the common good before their particular interests. -The plural of anecdote is not data. If you want to convince anyone that this diet has any value, you better provide some better proof. -Archeological evidence are ...

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by canalon
Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:59 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: 5 best proofs of evolution
Replies: 170
Views: 245349
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