Skip to comments.Top Ten Junk Science Stories of the Past Decade
Posted on 04/07/2006 5:02:25 PM PDT by cougar_mccxxi
My web site JunkScience.com celebrated its 10th anniversary on April 1, 2006. To mark the event, this column spotlights 10 big junk science stories of the last 10 years. In no particular order, they are:
1. The most toxic manmade chemical? Thats what some called dioxin, a by-product of natural and industrial combustion processes and the contaminant of concern in the Vietnam-era defoliant known as Agent Orange. Billions of dollars have been spent studying and regulating dioxin, but debunking the scare only cost a few thousand dollars.
Keying off Ben & Jerrys claim on its ice cream packages that there is no safe exposure to dioxin, we tested Ben & Jerrys ice cream and found that a single serving contained about 200 times the dioxin that the Environmental Protection Agency says is safe and whos afraid of Ben & Jerrys?
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
Great article. Pulling Ben & Jerry's covers was the best!
Oh, looks like *not* everything is going to kill us after all.
I like #10:
"10. The Mother of all junk science controversies. The most important junk science story of the last 10 years is global warming. Though climate varies naturally and ongoing climate change is within that natural variation, the global warming lobby seems bent on railroading us into economy-killing regulation."
"The Kyoto Protocol is being ignored by its EU signatories. Global warmers admit that the drastic and impossible step of halting all greenhouse gas emissions would have no impact on climate..."
One of my favorite instances was the Center for Science in the Public Interest ( the term "public interest" should set off the same mental alarm bells as "social justice", as it's just another code word for encroaching statism) released a study claiming that movie popcorn would make you fat. Rush devoted a whole show to that one.
"Intelligent Design isn't on the list-then again, it isn't science at all."
You listen to Rush on occasion too eh? Talent on loan from God :)