doug.isherwood-MwcKTmeKVNQ at public.gmane.org
Sat Dec 20 17:05:08 UTC 2003
On Sat, 2003-12-20 at 09:45, Paul King wrote:
> If an "alternative" medicine which people "say" works (anecdotal evidence,
> which isn't worth much, but may provide basis for study), is proven to be of
> benefit then it is no longer "alternative". To prove that something is of
> benefit, you need placebo trials. I would imagine (without really providing
> proof) that there are likely many medicines that have crossed this line.
A friend of mine has a great line in her signature:
"The plural of anecdote is not data."
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