A bright and amusing anecdotal life has been compiled by E.
He overflows with anecdotes, seldom indeed gets beyond the anecdotal stage, yet from this all study of nature must begin; and he sees everywhere intelligence and beauty, love and sociality, where a later view of nature insists primarily on mere adaptation of interests or purely competitive struggles.
But you still were working with the biased, anecdotal opinions of a few people not very like you.
It will be the end of the age of anecdotal evidence, where because "Aunt Martha takes a teaspoon of honey every morning and hasn't been sick in years" therefore I should as well.
If someone notices that she gets a headache when she eats MSG—or artichokes, or grasshoppers—that first-person, anecdotal experience will shape her nutritional philosophy.