It’s been dragging on for a while, with no resolution in sight.
A few people who do not usually follow this debate have recently become aware of it and have asked me what it is all about. So, for them – and any others of you who are interested – here is a very brief recap of the story so far,
Here is the post that started it all: Football and Hockey
Fukushima is generating the same kind of hysteria as a few bits of plant food in the air – just among different crowds:
The Carl Sagan quote is worth repeating:
‘We live in a society which is absolutely dependent on science and technology and yet have cleverly arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. That’s a clear prescription for disaster.
Surprise, surprise: yet another enemy of real food attacks the traditional diet…
What is interesting in this article (and makes it worth reading) is this bit:
In 2009, former editor–in–chief of the New England Journal of Medicine Marcia Angell admitted that the “evidence-based” studies published in her former publication and most other “scientific” journals are totally unreliable:
“It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine.”
In her bombshell article, Drug Companies and Doctors: A Story of Corruption, she documents how doctors and scientists are bought and paid for by Big Pharma.
“Clinical trials are also biased through designs for research that are chosen to yield favorable results for sponsors,” she writes.
Yet more evidence pouring in that ‘peer-review’ is more of a ‘pal-review’…
For a deeply insightful commentary on the state of science today, see CodeSlinger’s comment here.