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http://childhealthsafety.wordpress.com/2012/11/20/chs-medical-myth-smasher-1-the-plural-of-anecdote-is-data-is-the-correct-original-quotation/

 

 

 

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There are hundreds of references on Science Blogs dot Com to the phrase “the plural of anecdote is not data“.  They repeat it like a religious mantra to slap people down when they give examples of numerous personal experiences.

 

So what is the real quote?  And why is it relevant?


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"If you find from your own experience that something is a fact and it contradicts what some authority has written down, then you must abandon the authority and base your reasoning on your own findings"~ Leonardo da Vinci

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Ha!  That's awesome.


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