Tagged: citations

Citing scientific studies and the arrogance of ignorance - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 27, 2017

One thing that gets me going (as readers here probably know) is the way scientific citations are cherry-picked and dragged in to support biased positions. It’s a common form of confirmation bias in the fluoridation debate. And I get even angrier when the perpetrators cherry-picking citations will then claim they “have science on their side.” Parroting citations and (often unconnected) claims … Read More

An anti-fluoride trick: Impressing the naive with citations - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Sep 04, 2016

Some of the over 140 references in Geoff Pain’s article. These references impress some people but are irrelevant to Pain’s arguments. One way to make an article look impressive is to use citations – the more you use, the more impressive. Well, so some people think. Again and again I find anti-fluoridation campaigners refer to the number of references in … Read More