February 13, 2007

Ignorance is like Cholera

Filed under: mumblings — NeilW @ 4:53 pm

Sir Muir Gray, director of the NHS National Electronic Library For Health, is speaking: “Ignorance is like cholera,” he says. “It cannot be controlled by the individual alone: it requires the organised efforts of society.” He’s right: in the 19th and 20th centuries, we made huge advances through the provision of clean, clear water; and in the 21st century, clean, clear information will produce those same advances.

From http://www.guardian.co.uk/food/Story/0,,2011095,00.html

The rise of pseudo-science, and its associated dogma is a threat to all of us – perpetuated by the 24-hour media’s obsession for ratings. Don’t be fooled by qualifications, impressive sounding words or backing by ‘prestigious’ organisations. Those are all marketing tricks. Understand the data behind it all and reach your own conclusions. It may take longer but you won’t be misled by layers of interpretation.

1 Comment »

  1. Thanks, very interesting note

    Comment by keval — November 13, 2009 @ 8:47 pm | Reply

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