Posted: Jun 12, 2010 3:08 pm
by DST70
Dr. Nancy Malik wrote:What if someone witnessed a car accident and the Police wanted them to make a statement? Would the statement in court be dismissed as anecdotal evidence? Would the police, even if they arrived at the scene of the accident to find the person still there comforting the passengers or trying to help, say they had not been there and their evidence is non existent?

That's a good analogy to make. It would depend on what criteria the court sets as necessary to count as evidence. (I think it's sometimes forgotten how anecdotal evidence is in fact an important and necessary part of healthcare.)