Sunday, September 28, 2014

Anecdotal evidence

When anecdotal evidence is treated as no evidence at all, then human experience is limited to that small set of things that can be described as objective and scientifically provable.

Considering that we are primarily subjective beings, who experience thoughts and feelings as much as physical sensations, then saying only physically quantifiable experiences are real is very limiting indeed.

This failure to consider personal experience as a valid form of evidence is what makes mainstream science such a narrow pursuit. This helps explain why we in the west, who idolize science, have such a poverty stricken world view when compared with societies which place their emphasis on personal experiences and the subjective realm, which are given equal billing to so-called "objective facts"!

Sharka Todd

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