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[Replying to 'miraculous anecdotes aren't evidence']Show my your documented evidence that anecdotal storys are worthless. You really need to quit making these unsubstantiated claims if you can not back them up with something.

JohnR7, Christian Forums 15 Comments [2/1/2003 12:00:00 AM]
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Tobii

It works that way? Oh cool!
So, I was just chillin' today, and an ape evolved into a man in front of me.
Since this anecdote isn't worthless, it must be true.

2/4/2007 7:03:58 AM

SethMac

Ok, this one is enough to make one's head explode. Total self contradiction. It equates to \"show me non-anecdotal evidence that anecdotal evidence is invalid\" ... Ummm, excuse me... but if anecdotal evidence is valid, why would you need \"documented\" (non-anecdotal) evidence to show anything, and why would a claim be \"unsubstantiated\" with out it!... lol

5/7/2007 9:45:40 PM

Wet Walnuts

Are they really this stupid?

5/7/2007 10:12:18 PM

Brainy

Give me empirical evidence that my non-empirical evidence is not good enough to be considered empirical evidence.

My head hurts now.

5/7/2007 11:08:52 PM

Flatworm

If anecdotes were evidence, this site would be proof-positive that Christians in general are mentally retarded bigots.

I for one wouldn't make such a leap, John, but you're free to draw your own conclusions.

5/7/2007 11:20:12 PM

Darwin

The irony is strong with this one...

5/8/2007 1:42:16 AM

vichycycl

Here's a little story 'bout a guy named God:
Since he tortured his creation he was one unworshipped sod.
One day while masturbating he admitted what was true:
Man evolved on earth in its primordial goo!

5/8/2007 3:44:33 AM

anti-nonsense

You really need to quit making these unsubstantiated claims if you can not back them up with something.

Nomination for the \"you first\" award.

5/8/2007 4:04:01 AM

Tom S. Fox

I wish this guy could see himself through the eyes of someone who isn't a complete retard.

3/10/2008 1:56:30 AM



Hm... it makes sense in that he's challenging us to hold ourselves to the same standards as we're holding him; even though he himself doesn't hold those standards. Kind of like how we might mock him for disobeying a biblical law, even though we wouldn't necessarily obey it ourselves.

Regardless, it's a simple matter; just find a list of standards used by a scientific journal or something. There should be something about what constitutes acceptable evidence.

11/27/2011 10:21:36 AM

Anon-e-moose

"Show my your documented evidence that anecdotal storys are worthless."

(*Takes from bookshelf and opens book on Reptiles*):

Okay, JohnArse7. Find for me just one species of snake that that still possesses the ability to speak. [/smartarse]

It's okay, I can wait...!

Moral: You fundies really need to quit making these unsubstantiated claims if you can not back them up with something. Other than a book of fairytales.

11/27/2011 12:26:13 PM

David B.

"Show my your documented evidence that anecdotal storys are worthless."

I heard lots of people say that they relied on anecdotal evidence once and got let down. So if you think anecdotes are evidence, then this is anecdotal evidence that they aren't.

Mind you, that also works in reverse...


http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2159

11/27/2011 5:09:33 PM

Quantum Mechanic

idiot

6/4/2013 8:06:39 AM

Blarghonius

If confirmation bias did not exist, fundies would go extinct.

6/4/2013 4:17:33 PM

Justanotheratheist

Considering that any made-up shit can qualify as "anectodal", I'd say you are so hopelessly wrong that you've just invented a new level of wrongness. And that's a fact.

6/5/2013 3:06:05 AM
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