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  •  That was a peer-reviewd paper (1+ / 0-)
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    from a scientific journal. Flim flam yourself.

    "Broccoli is revolutionary. Broccoli could take down a government." --Kris Carr

    by rb137 on Fri Oct 25, 2013 at 07:56:55 AM PDT

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    •  Let's Review What "Peer Review" Means (0+ / 0-)

      Peer review  does not insure that the reported results are true, just that it followed the form of a scientific paper.

      Many peer reviewed paper are soon disproved, and over the long haul probably most things we believe turn out to be false.  So even the things that are generally accepted eventually turn out be false (aether, phlogiston, etc).

      Before something is generally accepted, the work needs to be repeated by independent investigators.  Even then, different labs are likely to reach conclusions that are not likely to be in full agreement. Theories are refined, experiments are redesigned, statisticians try to reconcile results from different groups.

      Because this group was in Thailand, other groups are likely to have a hard time repeating this work on another continent using materials from different sources.

      For examples of peer reviewed papers on kidney disease that were well on their way to becoming public policy but which turned out to be false:
      1) High protein diets are bad for the kidneys of elderly people (false).
      2) Tylenol causes kidney cysts (false).  This was reported by a couple European studies, but was proved to have no basis.

      But hey, it's nice to see the anti-GMO crowd endorsing peer review instead of claiming it's a conspiracy.

      Men are so necessarily mad, that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness. -Pascal

      by bernardpliers on Fri Oct 25, 2013 at 11:50:23 AM PDT

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      •  Look... (1+ / 0-)
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        If you'd read through the comments, you'd know that the thesis of the diary is based on academic journals. The issue is that I can't link them here, because they are behind a pay firewall.

        My tone with you has to do with the fact that you're not interested in discussing the issue. It's just flim flam.

        And I notice that you're offering a lecture in the scientific method. Thanks.

        "Broccoli is revolutionary. Broccoli could take down a government." --Kris Carr

        by rb137 on Fri Oct 25, 2013 at 12:06:54 PM PDT

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