The certainty of uncertainty in practice

In retrospect, I could have stuck to medical examples, instead of opening with Gandalf’s dilemma about when best to attack Sauron. “Who’s Gandalf?”

My plot synopsis inexorably led us even further from doctor-patient interactions and into the dark tunnels of Moria. At which point I noted the aforementioned body language sending mixed messages – she was nodding, yet also pacing furtively backwards towards the door. She stopped, embarrassed.

“When can we discuss actual doctors having