Why scientists disagree #3

Posted on May 11, 2011


Fig 1 Information Overload

Peter:  ” You know what? I think the main reason that people disagree – including scientists – is this: there’s too much information or misinformation or conflicting information. For instance just look at the blurb you get from your pharmacist with your prescription. If you read the damn thing you’ll never take the medicine because there’s so many things that MIGHT GO WRONG! What am I suppose to believe when I read headlines like: ‘Science discovers that X may cause Y…’  or W or Z for all they know?  Science is full of maybe’s. We shouldn’t have to pay for maybees… I can get maybees from Joe Blow for nothing! ” 

Fig 1; flickr.com/photos/bueny/2472455690

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