Tagged: lies

Why is one person’s science another’s conspiracy theory? - BioBlog

Alison Campbell Mar 13, 2018

One of the things that’s become quite obvious, in the various anti-vax comments that I’ve followed and responded to on line, is that people with ‘alt’ views have very firm ideas on what constitutes ‘the truth’. And it’s not something that mainstream organisations, authorities, or scienceA are seen as offering. And so (on a new UNICEF New Zealand post) we see: … Read More

The Dangerous Untruths* used by "Alternative" Medicine – part 1 - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Feb 17, 2013

After reading the materials produced by purveyors of, and believers in, “alternative” medicine you start to recognise common untrue statements which are repeated again and again, until they are accepted by believers as undeniable truths. Such beliefs are reinforced when alternative communities close themselves off from opposing views online by banning those who challenge these views from various fora or … Read More

Political Debates – facts are optional? - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Mar 27, 2012

Never let the facts get in the way of a good story, that would seem to be MP for Ilam, Gerry Brownlee’s approach to political debate. In order to counter David Shearer’s positive comments about Finland, Gerry Brownlee launched a series of untruths about Finland including that Finland: “hardly educates it’s people” Wrong, Finland has an exceptional education system. Read More