From: Doug Walters <waltersdb**At_Symbol_Here**EARTHLINK.NET>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] A Disease of Scienceyness: How misguided science fandom hurts actual scientists
Date: Sat, 14 Mar 2015 16:35:57 -0400
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Worth reading everyone.

Thanks Ralph.

Douglas B. Walters, PhD, CSP(emeritus), CCHO
Director Chemical Safety
KCP, Inc.
Raleigh NC 27607 USA

On Mar 14, 2015, at 3:32 PM, Stuart, Ralph wrote:

There's a very interesting article about the challenges of popular science at**At_Symbol_Here**writingben/a-disease-of-scienceyness-7b5571a34953

The author's ending includes:
I'm not saying you have to read the original journal paper. I'm not saying you have to understand all the technical jargon. I'm saying that you need to take ten goddamn seconds to run a Google search and determine whether the story is legitimate, untrue, or just plain blown out of all proportion to the actual evidence.

I think this applies to a lot of chemical health and safety issues as well...

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO
Chemical Hygiene Officer
Keene State College


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