ed wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:18 pm
Ah yes, the vast data base for research into ghosts. And UFOs and Kelpies and Yetis and such.
Those are all data, yes.
Fact: Medical researchers routinely rely heavily upon anecdotal data. When they do it, the plural of anecdote is indeed data, and legitimately so. Ask any epidemiologist.
The more relevant question is: What valid conclusions (if any) can that data be used to support? That's what separates the paranormal (mis)use of anecdotes (of ghosts, etc) from the medical use of anecdotes.
I assumed everyone here already knew all this, and why I assumed you were just pulling me leg. But if you were serious in your objections (about using Celsius, etc), then I will go back and address your concerns. Otherwise, I interpret your comments as an attempt at humor, not as serious objections to all the evidences I provided. Let me know, so that we are not talking past each other.
And if you want to have a discussion about anecdotes and data, we can do that too, although it seems I've had this conversation before.