Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Where is the evidence?

Been thinking a lot lately about the relative importance of evidence and reason. "Evidence-based" is a frequent and much-valued adjectival phrase. It's easy to see, however, that because some hypothesis is evidence-based, this does not make it valid.

Without the application of logic and reason, both the methodology and the interpretation may be deeply flawed, leading to a fallacious hypothesis.

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