QOTD: anecdotal evidence edition

April 21, 2009 in Math,Quotes

Few things bother me more than the use of random or one-off stories as evidence. Reasoning like that does absolutely nothing to sway me, and I'll probably just mumble something about Taleb's Fooled by Randomness. In a somewhat related post, Megan McArdle put it succinctly:

The plural of "anecdote" is not "data".


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