Bad Science – and good critical thinking

Who knew cookbooks and publishers could draw our attention to bad science. The article below highlights the way scientific studies can be manipulated to provide false or misleading results. The take away is simple, basic, critical thinking – before you accept someone’s claim, ask the basic questions:

  1. how does this make me feel? – if it elicits a strong emotional response, be careful!
  2. what agenda is being pushed? – what does the author gain by publishing this?
  3. who wrote this?
  4. how were the findings reached?

Joy of Cooking challenges bad science

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