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Comment author: RomeoStevens 31 May 2016 08:59:24PM *  1 point [-]

if an intelligent person has made a disciplined effort to review all the relevant literature with an open mind, I'm inclined to give their intuitive judgements credence similar to what I would give a quantitative model.

I trust the person who has read the literature more than the layperson and I trust the intuitions of the person who attempts to build a linear model out of the literature even more.