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Dr. Fenwick says anecdotes are the raw material of science

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Dr. Fenwick says anecdotes are the raw material of science

Postby Scepcop » 09 Aug 2009, 05:32

A peer reviewed scientist patiently explains how Anecdotes are a foundation of science.
Carefully explained to a pseudoskeptic on a radio show.

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Re: Dr. Fenwick says anecdotes are the raw material of science

Postby brett » 09 Aug 2009, 14:35

excellent - i must get the book - now that's what i CALL a logical and commonsense approach to a problem 8-)
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Re: Dr. Fenwick says anecdotes are the raw material of science

Postby Eteponge » 09 Aug 2009, 14:56

This audio clip is a key example of where debunkers will give already discredited / ruled out weak skeptical explanations and ignore veridical details in the data entirely to suggest there must be nothing there and that it is all just wild brainless speculation. Gladly, Dr. Peter Fenwick wasn't going to tolerate that tactic.
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Re: Dr. Fenwick says anecdotes are the raw material of science

Postby brett » 13 Aug 2009, 00:03

interesting to note that our PsKeptical friends on this forum - are loath to argue this one where a "scientist" has made the pronouncement - but of course they cant can they as they espouse "science " as the basis of a lot of their arguments - so logically can not dispute what one of their gurus says - him being a scientist and all ( and a good one at that it would appear ) :D

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Re: Dr. Fenwick says anecdotes are the raw material of science

Postby ciscop » 13 Aug 2009, 10:02

hahahaaha funny

nice clip
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Re: Dr. Fenwick says anecdotes are the raw material of science

Postby brett » 14 Aug 2009, 21:39

ciscop wrote:hahahaaha funny

nice clip



not much argument there then ?? - thought you would have been all over this one ciscop ;)
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