Saturday, February 19, 2011

How To Make A Scientist's Head Explode

From SMBC (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal)  -


  1. What I find hilarious is commenters on supposedly science oriented blogs sharing anecdotes: "I got my dog vaccinated and it didn't die." and the moderators never seem to have a problem with this utterly unscientific nonsense...unless it is a story about damage from a medical procedure and then it is useless anecdote. The double-standard is absurd.

  2. My favorite part is where anecdotal evidence is not "evidence" even though it is called "anecdotal evidence" which makes a kind of evidence which makes it evidence that is good for something. Which would seem to be evident to scientists, but evidently not.