[NAFEX] Anecdotal evidence

Bill Russell shaman at pennswoods.net
Tue Apr 17 08:36:30 EDT 2007

Accumulated anecdotal evidence often gives the direction to scientific 

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From: "Thomas Olenio" <tolenio at sentex.net>
To: "'North American Fruit Explorers'" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2007 8:21 AM
Subject: [NAFEX] Anecdotal evidence

> Definition
> 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.
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> Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2007 8:05 AM
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> 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.
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