[NAFEX] anecdotal evidence
terryb at lostmeadowvt.com
Tue Apr 17 12:12:31 EDT 2007
I never suggested that this was evidence that cell phones kill bees, and
frankly doubt that story myself. I just piped in that my phone really
ticked them off.
>Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2007 08:21:25 -0400
>From: "Thomas Olenio" <tolenio at sentex.net>
>Subject: [NAFEX] Anecdotal evidence
>To: "'North American Fruit Explorers'" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
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>Anecdotal evidence: Anecdotal evidence is unreliable evidence based on
>personal experience that has not been empirically tested, and which is often
>used in an argument as if it had been scientifically or statistically
>proven. The person using anecdotal evidence may or may not be aware of the
>fact that, by doing so, they are generalizing.
>Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2007 8:05 AM
>To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
>Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Bee shortage hypothesis
>I was once planting a research block in a grower orchard during bloom.
>Went by the hives numerous times with no problems. Then my phone rang
>and I was swarmed and stung multiple times. It wasn't the sound of the
>ringing because the phone rang well away from the hive, but when I got
>within 50 feet of it with a call going, they attacked.
>Food for thought.
Calais, VT 1450 feet, zone 4
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