Junk Science is a description of flawed scientific research or the selective use of data from studies. Businesses, organizations, and individuals can use junk science to further their own political or financial fortunes. For pharmaceutical companies, junk science is now an integral part of their massive marketing campaigns.
Archives for August 2009
Dave McNabb is a record holder who would prefer to be just a regular working guy again, but that will never happen. Despite his pain and troubles, he says, “I’m a lucky guy.”
Researchers have documented a strong link between cell phone use and brain tumors. Malignant brain tumors now kill more children than any other kind of cancer. That’s not the result that the cell phone industry was expecting when it began to fund studies on the safety of its products back in 1993.
“Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to build the world’s first bionic man.” That was the opening narration for the 1970’s TV show “The Six Million Dollar Man”. The story line was that science could replace an injured astronaut’s damaged body parts with nuclear-powered limbs and an eye […]