The “evidence” rhetoric

A socialgalactician observes scientistic rhetoric in action.

Me:“here is anecdotal evidence hcq works”
Scientist friend: “so we agree there’s no evidence hcq works”

The devotees of scientistry always, Always, ALWAYS rely upon on rhetoric, specifically, upon a false definition of “evidence”. Their rhetorical redefinition is limited, ironically enough, to “published, peer-reviewed scientific evidence”, which statistical analysis has proven to be less reliable than a coin flip.