From Science-Based Medicine comes this timely reminder to be skeptical but be so responsibly. Pseudo-expertise is no substitute for knowledge. As long as there is Oprah Winfrey, Jenny McCarthy, Jim Carrey, Bill Maher, Suzanne Somers, and other celebrities brimming with the arrogance of ignorance, it will be a lopsided battle. But it’s not by any means a hopeless battle, and it’s one we can’t afford to lose, even though none of us will live to see a victory against pseudo-expertise.
November 12, 2009
The Arrogance of Ignorance: Fighting the Good Fight Against Pseudo-science
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