[NAFEX] Anecdotal evidence

Michael Nave jmichaelnave at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 17 10:27:10 EDT 2007


Anecdotal evidence is evidence. It may or may not be
unreliable. 

--- Thomas Olenio <tolenio at sentex.net> wrote:

> 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.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> 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.
> 
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