posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 10:01 PM
originally posted by: Indigent
a reply to: ketsuko
How is this contradicting my first post exactly?
You said peer review doesn't allow confirmation bias, but these were cases of it.
The data backed the guy in London, but the conventional wisdom of the day was that "bad air" caused disease. So even though the doctor in question had
very carefully documented that ever single case could be traced to certain wells (contaminated water - cholera is a water born pathogen), they
dismissed his data and findings out of hand for their conventional wisdom. The peer review failed to accept that there might be any relevance to his
theory even though the evidence supported his hypothesis.
In other words, the believed it was bad air and refused to entertain the notion it might be caused by something else even when presented with
compelling evidence that might indicate otherwise. Their beliefs were too strong.
edit on 22-1-2017 by ketsuko because: (no reason