Methodologies for inquiry circa 1750s aren’t equivalent to methodologies for inquiry circa 2015.

eh. Doesn’t seem that glorious. Add a few additional sources of data and suddenly he could have a sound argument.

Methodologies for inquiry circa 1750s aren’t equivalent to methodologies for inquiry circa 2015.


Not scratch. You take the questionable data and see if it corresponds to a better source of data, and build from there.


In the end, he could end up with supporting his initial hypothesis quite well.

Hume’s methods were fine for his time I’m sure.

Oh it was kind of fun. The OP based a hypothesis on a TV show – which to me, is fine, but then drew a conclusion using it as the sole piece of evidence. People got upset and started calling him all sorts of names. Exploded when he mentioned Christian. I encouraged him to search “do women complain more than men?” which in the end, seemed to be what he was getting at. He was very happy with that idea, of finding additional evidence. Then, he left. All the name-callers remain.

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