or, Why I Hate Social Science. Examples of “studies” that actually just collect a whole lot of anecdotes and pretend they are statistics. Admittedly, historians also lean on anecdotes, but we don’t lie about it.

Wealthy Men Give Women More Orgasms

Mixed-Race Children Are More Attractive

Anyhow, I think it’s time to retire that cliche, because clearly, the plural of anecdote IS data.

[sorry, the studies are old. I wrote this months ago and never posted it]

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