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Response to Humanist_Activist (Reply #42)

Tue Dec 20, 2011, 10:16 PM

48. Read again.

 

Sheldrake used anecdotal evidence from "Real Life" to find what phenomena to test with scientific *repeatable* rigor - which he and then others have done. Repeatedly.

Supporters of authoritarian orthodoxies deny anecdotal evidence that challenges their world view. Experimental scientists like Sheldrake et alii look at anecdotal evidence and "thought experiments" to find out what to test in scientifically controlled environment.

Then theoretical scientist look at the scientific data and try to come with explanation and more tests to support or falsify those explanations, and the game goes on.

Hope this helps you to gain preliminary understanding of the scientific method.

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