Empirical Evidence?


Empirical Evidence is often spoke about, but it appears to me, at least with the people I have had to explain it to, that many don’t know what is meant. In scientific use the term empirical refers to the gathering of data using only evidence that is observable by the senses or in some cases using calibrated scientific instruments.

Simply, Empirical Evidence is gained through observations and measurements.

The XKCD comic demonstrates this; Had he simply answered yes, this would have been a hypothesis not supported by evidence, though by being married, the guy/bald woman can answer the question that was posed with surety.