Category: Science and money
“Cell phones do not cause cancer” and other Science-Money fairy tales. (as in “Smoking does not cause cancer”)
According to studies, cell phones do not cause cancer. (1) So reassuring. In the same way the old days science was not sure whether smoking caused cancer, or was even convinced that in some cases it was even beneficial! (2) On one side, there is the ridiculously slow pace at which science crawled towards the […]
Science: This beautiful whore! [From the Reproducibility crisis to Epstein connections]
In Greece (and many other countries) there is a saying: After going to the doctor, always go to a second one to get a second opinion! This public wisdom has been so much embedded in our everyday life that we do not even consider it as something special. And yet, this simple but highly intuitive […]
Militant Science (or else: Paid science)
Science today has nothing to do with science in the “good old days” of Newton, when people curious about how the cosmos worked tried to reach the “truth” by endless analysis and thinking on various topics. Today science is more of a tool for politicians and people in power to promote specific agendas. Anyone having […]
Homeopathy works: Arguments in favor of the effectiveness of homeopathy and against scientific dogmatism.
~ Notes for easy reading ~ Go directly to Chapter IV. Arguments in favor of homeopathy… in order to find resources & bibliography related to the effectiveness of homeopathy Go to Chapter III to read about the philosophy behind the debate on homeopathy Go to Chapter V. Arguments against the effectiveness of conventional medicine to read about issues in proving […]
Stem cells therapies. Stem cells marketing stunts.
An injured knee can cost a pro football player millions of dollars, or even an entire career. MIT Technology Review reports that, in an effort to regrow cartilage and heal injured tissue quickly, hundreds of players are injecting bone marrow cells into their knees and hips. Evidence is weak that the procedure actually works and, […]
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