In my continuing quest to understand scientific topics such as GMOs, I find articles like this a huge help. There is just no easy way to get the facts. One must roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty with science, i.e., jargon, tables, methods, abstracts and conclusions.
Update (8/30/14): I’ve written a shorter version of this guide for teachers to hand out to their classes. If you’d like a PDF, shoot me an email: jenniferraff (at) utexas (dot) edu.
Last week’s post (The truth about vaccinations: Your physician knows more than the University of Google) sparked a very lively discussion, with comments from several people trying to persuade me (and the other readers) that their paper disproved everything that I’d been saying. While I encourage you to go read the comments and contribute your own, here I want to focus on the much larger issue that this debate raised: what constitutes scientific authority?
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