Bill B wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:29 am
rpavich wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:28 pm
Alan Carruth wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:51 pm
. If you disagree with it, and want to make the disagreement stick, then you'll need to do better than anecdotal evidence...
No you dont. There’s nothing wrong with anecdotal experience. Its not automatically invalid.
the trouble with anecdotal evidence is it comes up on both sides with similar regularity..... if you just want to enjoy the debate anecdotal evidence is fine. but if you want a real answer then, we will be wanting better evidence.
I enjoy this debate, by the way. But i like answers better.
I don't want an answer, I'm good with knowing that something happened to my guitar for the better. I don't actually care to prove it to someone who demands evidence that satisfies them. The scientific method isn't the be-all-end-all of every question, it has it's place and I accept that.
I realize that folks take their one data point and form opinions all of the time and that that's not the best way to determine cause/effect...I get that. At the same time, I've heard for 40 years how a low (keto) carb diet "doesn't work" and that "science has determined that it's dangerous", however, now doctors are prescribing it for diabetics because science has "caught up" with what folks have known since the 50's...that for whatever reason, it works; blood sugar is controlled, insulin response is controlled, body weight stabilizes, factors for heart disease stabilize for the better...etc.
So..a long winded way to say; I'm ok with not having to prove it to anyone or defend my statement that it definitely did do something pretty dramatic to my guitar. One day someone may take the time to set up a controlled experiment that everyone agrees on and then publishes results, but until then...we'll have something to talk about