By Gordon Rugg
So what is “evidence-based” anyway, and why do so many people make such a fuss about it?
In this article, I’ll look at the context of “evidence-based” and at some common misconceptions and mistakes about it.
It’s a journey through the limitations of logic, through the legacy of theology on modern debate, and through the nature of evidence.
It starts with a paradox that took over two thousand years to solve, involving pointy sticks and tortoises.