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When scientists get political: Lead fluoride-IQ researcher launches emotional attack on her scientific critics
It seems impossible to keep politics out of science. It’s a pity because politics can end up forcing science to produce the results desired by politicians. When this happens the ideal aim of science – the pursuit of objective knowledge … Continue reading
This graphic is typical of current anti-fluoride propaganda. It is scare-mongering, in that it is aimed at undermining community water fluoridation (CWF) which is accepted by health and scientific authorities as safe and effective. It relies on citations of recent … Continue reading
Scientific peer-review is often touted as a guarantee of the quality of published research. But how good is peer-review? Does it guarantee poor science is weeded out? Or is it sometimes simply a bureaucratic manipulation aimed at endorsing a paper … Continue reading
Science should never be protected from critical and rational discussion. Funding bodies should also be aware of problems in the research they fund. Image credit: The value of experience in criticizing research. The scientific community was generally critical of the … Continue reading
There has been widespread scientific criticism of the recently published Canadian fluoride-IQ study of Green et al., (2019). Most recently Dr. René F. Najera (a Doctor of Public Health, an epidemiologist and biostatistician) has critiqued the statistical analysis. He finds … Continue reading
The critical debate about the recent Candian fluoride/IQ study is continuing. Dr. Christopher Labos and Jonathan Jarry of The Body Of Evidence group discussed the research in their recent Podcast. The subject is appropriate because, as their website says: “The … Continue reading
The Green et al (2019) fluoride/IQ is certainly controversial – as would be expected from its subject (see If at first you don’t succeed . . . statistical manipulation might help and Politics of science – making a silk purse out of … Continue reading
Image credit: Do new mothers doing a Ph.D. get enough support? The anti-fluoride movement has certainly mobilised over the prenatal maternal urinary fluoride study which reported an association with child IQ. They see it as the best thing since sliced bread and believe … Continue reading
Slide number 30 from Paul Connett presentation prepared for a talk at NZ Parliament buildings in February 2018. Continuing my critique of the presentation prepared by Paul Connett for his much-publicised meeting at Parliament Building in February. The meeting attracted only … Continue reading