How to assess evidence beyond your own expertise

Eran Segev, Australian Skeptics President spoke on ABC Radio National’s Ockham’s Razor program recently.

How do you assess evidence if it’s not your area of expertise?  Eran speaks about Skeptics “rules of thumb” to help guide us when assessing evidence.  Rules of thumb such as:

Ockham’s razor

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence

Anecdote and testimonials are not reliable

Experts do know more

Trust the scientific method

Listen:

Or visit the ABC Ockham’s Razor site.

Worth listening to,  Mal.

One Response to How to assess evidence beyond your own expertise

  1. climatebites says:

    worthwhile discussion of true skepticism — vs. “true believers” in some rigid ideology posing skeptics.

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