How many times have I had discussion partners on the internet say to me “Do your own research?”
Inevitably they are pushing some pseudoscientific or anti-scientific conspiracy theory – yet claiming science is their friend!
Here, one of the members of Paul Connett’s Fluoride Action Network team ( Carol Kopf, Media Director who uses the Twitter name @nyscof) tells critics to do their own research – internet research:
@HowardFarran And if you type in fluoride adverse effects, you get 270 results http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=fluoride+adverse+effects … #fluoridation #AllDrugsHaveSideEffects
Well, I followed her advice and got this:
But unlike Carol Kopf I naturally didn’t stop there – I also typed in “water adverse effects” and got this:
She has a really funny understanding of what the word research means.
Imagine if she followed her implied advice and refused to consume water because of all its adverse effects!