If you think back to when you were in Kindergarten, you will remember people telling you all sorts of things that were untrue. Maybe it was when your mom said, “If you keep making that face, it will get stuck like that.” Maybe it was when your friend said, “If you jump first, I’m right behind you.” Maybe it was when a teacher told you, “If you are a good boy or girl, Santa will come.”
Nowadays it seems like there is a whole new list of lies people use to get what they want. These ideas are fed to the masses under the idea that they come from an expert and are generally linked to some terrible disease.
They don’t tell you who funded the research though, respectively:
I don’t necessarily believe everything is a conspiracy, but I don’t view Dr. Phil or Dr. Oz as experts either. In my years of study, we were always challenged to consider the source of research. A study claiming to “cure the gay” out of someone is more reputable if it’s quoted by The New Engl Journal of medicine and not by Michelle Bachman’s husband. I’m not saying you need to fight people on the crazy things they tell you, but just follow the rule of journalism. If someone tells you the sky is blue you should be able to find at least two independent sources in agreement.