How best to respond to anti-science, nonsense-loving folk.
October 11, 2013 2:22 PM Subscribe
What are some good, persuasive (and good natured) ways to respond to folk who have zero faith in the scientific method but who happily follow every scam and pseudo-scientific nonsense that cross their path?
So, a kooky (but nice) friend of mine sent this to me as sort of an "aha!" gotcha article
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, and somehow it is supposed to prove to me that science is nonsense, but homeopathy and its ilk are more valid. Yes indeed, my friend is one of those people who thinks that cancer has been cured but the drug companies are keeping it from being made public. She believes that one should avoid vaccines because they cause more problems than they cure. She thinks that waving a crystal over a sick person is every bit as helpful as medicine... I'm out of words. My friend will get a lot of use out of quoting this article to justify her hatred of "big medicine", because, to her, this shows that science is corrupt and thoroughly without merit.