Friday, September 18, 2020

Comments by Socrates

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  • The authors’ use of “conspiracy theory” is troubling. Popular use of the word implies a view that is fringe and unsupported. Labeling uncertainty about GMOs, water fluoridation, etc. “conspiracy theories” immediately discredits those who question the “popular science” (popularity doesn’t equate to accuracy).

    Perhaps if the author’s left out the provocative title and use of “conspiracy theory” and replaced it with “alternative explanation” or stated that half of Americans do not believe the “popular explanation”…