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Subject: [TowerTalk] Bad science
From: (Gilmer, Mike)
Date: Wed, 8 Dec 1999 13:54:01 -0500
On Wednesday, December 08, 1999 1:28 PM, WA9ALS - John
[] wrote:
Some days I don't even try anymore - you just can't
> tell people something they believe in is wrong.

A lot of this kind of sentiment is fueled by the predisposition many have to
believing in conspiracy theories.  Because so many now-debunked myths (e.g.
the Pearl Harbor sneak attack or that radiation from high-tension lines
causes birth defects) are started by established "authorities" (for their
own personal/political/business gains) it's easier for all wacky ideas to be
taken seriously and serious science to be ignored.


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