SCIENCE:

“Science is a process, not a product.”

This post is NOT about climate change.

GOOD SCIENCE?

A study has been carried out to determine the cause of statin side-effects.

According to the results of this study the side-effects of taking statins weren’t caused by the drug itself but psychologically – a kind of hypnotic effect; Belief is a very powerful force, which is why serious studies are always conducted “double-blind” (Where neither the patient nor doctor knows whether the pills are real or dummies.)

This appears to be a very serious study professionally carried out, but there are serious caveats; The lead author of the study takes the drug himself and the study was paid for by Pfizer – the producer of the drug. This doesn’t mean that the results aren’t genuine, but one would be more confident if such a study were financed by an independent body.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4467982/Tens-thousands-die-scared-statins.html

An ecological study

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/science/2017/07/10/earth-faces-sixth-mass-extinction/465655001/

FAD SCIENCE:

Is the “good health” industry distorting science to create a “band-wagon” effect?

A study by Harvard University has found no correlation between gluten and coronary heart disease.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/05/02/gluten-free-diet-should-not-eaten-people-not-coeliac-say-scientists/

Put it ON your body, not IN your body!

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/06/16/coconut-oil-isnt-healthy-its-never-been-healthy/402719001

The way to good health is glutton free! – and TRANS fat!

Lose weight and look fit – but don’t overdo it!

http://www.world-heart-federation.org/cardiovascular-health/cardiovascular-disease-risk-factors/obesity/

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions-high-blood-cholesterol-in-depth-trans-fat/ART-20046114

http://thehill.com/regulation/healthcare/245093-fda-to-phase-out-trans-fat

SPECULATION:

https://www.rt.com/news/388245-big-bang-bounce-hawking-letter/

SCIENCE MARCHES:

https://www.marchforscience.com/mission-and-vision/

“As YOU have told us, science is critical to our future – science protects our water and air, extends our lives and improves our health, protects our planet, and brings our imagination to life.”

https://www.marchforscience.com/why-we-march/

Science has also given us the labour saving technologies that we have become used to – many of which wouldn’t have been possible in a repressive society. It was only by living in a free and democratic society that those inquiring minds were able to do experiments and publish and develop their ideas.

FAMOUS SCIENTISTS:

http://www.elist10.com/top-10-greatest-scientists-changed-world/

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