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Friday, January 10, 2014

Extraordinary claims need to be supported by extraordinary evidence

Human beings seem to have an innate craving for mysterious things. And many clever manipulators cash on this weakness. We often tend to forget that extraordinary claims need to be supported by extraordinary evidence. Making tall claims without supporting evidence – either logical, or literature based, or experimental – is not only misleading but can even be dangerous. Magic rarely happens and we need to be on the watch to avoid being duped.