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originally posted by: ColeYounger
a reply to: Caver78
The problem as I see it (and the reason for the thread) is that the average person simply accepts these studies because they see it coming from an authority. (Science, the medical establishment, academia/STEM, etc)
originally posted by: Shuye
a reply to: ColeYounger
Just like psychology, medical studies understand sickness, not health.
If you want to be healthy, avoid the science of sickness.
originally posted by: dothedew
What I have found personally, is that you are correct, medical studies/experiments are wrong nearly 100% of the time.
The reason as I've noticed, is with the conductors of the study, not the data. Data, raw numbers and experiment writings contain extremely factual data. The entire issue lies in who is conducting the experiments, who is writing the article, and (at times) who is paying them to do so.
in regards to articles published in scientific journals, nearly every one is biased to an extent. Questionable data that doesn't fit with their models is either adjusted or thrown out, with a fabricated reason why, as to an actual investigation of the abnormal information. Often times too, ideas that would seem common sense and reflected of experimental data collected can (and will) be contorted to whatever viewpoint they wish to see as the end result.
It's pretty much an issue that lies within the entire scientific community, where it's followed practically as a religion; a religion in more ways than one, as you state in the OP: multiple tests showing multiple results..... simply choose the one you feel most comfortable with. That is the correct one, and everyone else is an idiot for thinking otherwise