Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Junk Science rules

In a world where people have access to all sorts of information but lack the intelligence to separate bullshit from solid argument, junk science is king.

Glyphosate is an excellent and safe chemical and the recent talk of it being harmful to health:

The entire case against glyphosate is one “monograph” from an obscure World Health Organisation body called the International Agency for Research on Cancer, which concluded that glyphosate might cause cancer at very high doses. It admitted that by the same criteria, sausages and sawdust should also be classified as carcinogens.

came out of a "pay to publish" journal and should be thrown into the same basket of junk science as vaccines cause autism:

Scientists and organizations across the world spent a great deal of time and money refuting the results of a minor paper in the Lancet and exposing the scientific fraud that formed the basis of the paper. Appallingly, parents across the world did not vaccinate their children out of fear of the risk of autism, thereby exposing their children to the risks of disease and the well-documented complications related thereto.

Conspiracy theorists are sometimes the greatest enemy of reason.

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