More and more frequently we are seeing people leaping to conclusions without applying any reasonable amount of the scientific method. (I could provide a simple chart explaining it to those who need it, but I figure the readers could do some reading). Cases in point: global warming, diets, high heeled shoes causing schizophrenia, etc. What? You actually believe in one or more of these? Probably because there’s fewer people doing good scientific approaches to the issues and the mass media picks up on the early part of the story in their rush to be first on the scene. It’s rarely reported that this is preliminary or that people have dismantled a proposed theory (that’s assuming, of course, that the “scientist” has employed the Scientific Method and started with a theory).
Instead, it is becoming more easy for large groups of people to be led astray by the mass media and poorly executed “scientists”. Surprisingly, USA Today, has covered this here. Once you apply some more science, for example, global warming theories dissolve. Much of the health scares that are out there fade away, etc. This isn’t to say that we shouldn’t be smart about how we care for the environment or our bodies – but don’t attack those who question the early premises and propose some alternate theories and explanations — hopefully, with some hard backed data.
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