junk science

r. Wayne Aldredge, president of the American Academy of Periodontology, demonstrates how dental floss should be used in Holmdel, N.J. It’s one of the most universal recommendations in all of public health: Floss daily to prevent gum disease and cavities. Except there’s little proof that flossing works. When the federal …

The Science of Flossing Is No Longer Settled

It somehow took almost forty years for the dental community to realize, as the AP puts it, “there’s little proof that flossing works.” This despite a bona fide legal requirement from the almighty federal government that claims in the official Dietary Guidelines for Americans must be based on sound scientific evidence.

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More Calls For Using DDT to Control the Zika Epidemic

Zika is primarily a mosquito-borne virus that is very difficult to detect in most human carriers, currently impossible to cure, spreading very rapidly, and believed to increase the risk of birth defects when contracted by pregnant women.

Garry Hine, left, and Gary Wychocki help move a giant chocolate bar to a scale Tuesday, Sept. 13, in Chicago.

Chocolate-Covered Junk Science and Candy-Coated Validation

It’s not difficult to sell chocolate-covered junk science and candy-coated validation. The politicization of science corresponds with the gullibility of media, and it’s no coincidence, because Big Media is wrapped in an unbreakable symbiotic relationship with Big Government. They both have a deep vested interest in manufacturing crises, creating Big Problems that require Big Solutions, cooked up in political laboratories located conveniently near major media headquarters in a few power cities.