Dismissing Anecdotes – Are Scientists Jerks?

When sharing¬†an article on social media that is critical of a particular "alternative" treatment, I often get responses from friends and family that appeal to anecdotes in order to argue that the treatment is effective. These may include¬†stories they have heard from others or a story of their own personal experience with the treatment. For … Continue reading Dismissing Anecdotes – Are Scientists Jerks?