posted on Jan, 8 2006 @ 02:55 AM
My own warning signs of junk science:
#1 If we still don't completely understand how the human body works, yet short term cause and effect studies are good enough to get anything on the
#2 If the people that trust the scientists with their lives start developing cancer at an alarming rate.
#3 If money becomes a greater factor than science itself.
1 + 3 = #4 If a group of scientists discount a claim because it has endured for centuries, that is junk in and of itself. If it has endured, the
claim might have some substance and should be investigated. If our ancestors possessed miraculous remedies that modern science cannot understand,
maybe our modern science just can't understand. Anything you'll find growing out of the ground has a blend of ingredients, and not just one that
does the deed by itself. Damn.
I don't like the guy's bias towards science and natural remedies, and I can see that he probably holds himself in higher esteem than his ancestors.
I think that we should learn a little more about the world about us, as any plant is much more advanced machine than any device or medicine we can
I do, however, agree with the statement, "I began this list of warning signs to help federal judges detect scientific nonsense. But as I finished the
list, I realized that in our increasingly technological society, spotting voodoo science is a skill that every citizen should develop."
It's not all we should develop, but oh well.