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Response to Demo_Chris (Reply #246)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 05:14 AM

262. What am I then, scotch mist?

When you say "know", I suspect that what you mean is "read a study somewhere that tentatively suggested, without strong evidence to back it up, and used that to convince yourself that what you want to be true is evidence-based rather than guesswork".

I can't authoritatively challenge your figure - it seems absurdly high, but I don't have better information than you. But your use of words like "know" and "accepted everywhere else" is simply factually wrong.

I'm not calling you a fascist. I am, however, calling you a grade A example of conformation bias, with no grasp of how to assess evidence, and guilty of (probably deliberately and knowingly) overrepresenting the strength of the evidence for your position in the hope of cowing others into accepting it, despite the fact that it's absurd.

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