All Videos Tagged chi (Think Atheist) - Think Atheist 2018-09-23T07:15:28Z http://www.thinkatheist.com/video/video/listTagged?tag=chi&rss=yes&xn_auth=no Pitfalls of Thinking: Anecdotal Evidence tag:www.thinkatheist.com,2010-04-25:1982180:Video:262694 2010-04-25T15:08:02.168Z Shine http://www.thinkatheist.com/profile/shines <a href="http://www.thinkatheist.com/video/pitfalls-of-thinking-anecdotal"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com/files/I3kW2rjR8M0s2wL3*sOiEvYbzkR-h8PtSmiNQPYEX6oX0QOjWY3SmRxD2OTQog3vQE*Zv0Kbc3vZqSTuo1VFZ1zE2*BasTF6/993484804.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>C0nc0rdance — Relying on anecdotes is intuitively a bad idea, but why? When we rely on a very small sample of outcomes, the results may not represent the population as a whole. This is the basis of gambling, alternative medicine, and it's something that science based medicine has very carefully removed from the process. We trust statistics because they are more descriptive and… <a href="http://www.thinkatheist.com/video/pitfalls-of-thinking-anecdotal"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com/files/I3kW2rjR8M0s2wL3*sOiEvYbzkR-h8PtSmiNQPYEX6oX0QOjWY3SmRxD2OTQog3vQE*Zv0Kbc3vZqSTuo1VFZ1zE2*BasTF6/993484804.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />C0nc0rdance — Relying on anecdotes is intuitively a bad idea, but why? When we rely on a very small sample of outcomes, the results may not represent the population as a whole. This is the basis of gambling, alternative medicine, and it's something that science based medicine has very carefully removed from the process. We trust statistics because they are more descriptive and predictive than anecdotes.