I think of science as a complicated rubiks cube but lacking the algorithm for a valid solution. I realize that perhaps in my role as a data or insight analyst even in the face of perceived statistical reasoning--I am unknowingly commiting logical fallacies. Heuristics be damned, combine that with our own cognitive biases and instead of insights--we are leaving a big hot mess.
I am going to spend more time on this topic in ongoing posts because I find it interesting. And pertinent to how we digest science, medicine, and other content in our digital world. The equivalent to throwing out the baby with the bathwater, sometimes false premises lead to the right conclusion and vice versa.
Wouldn't it be helpful to be aware and able to construct our persuasive arguments around fact not fallacies?
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In a world of "evidence-based" medicine I am a bigger fan of practice-based evidence.
Remember the quote by Upton Sinclair...
“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!”