Pseudoscience: A modern method of promoting corporate products.

Pseudo-science is becoming increasingly popular with certain wealthy corporations and with the public. It employs science and medical graduates working in well-equipped science laboratories. They are extremely well funded by those corporations. Their function is to carry out research that will demonstrate the health and other benefits of their sponsor’s products. Their aim therefore is not necessarily finding the truth but finding “benefits” by methods that resemble the truth. There are a number of successful methods they use to achieve their outcomes. In reality they don’t have much difficulty because the press will quickly spread any sensational outcomes without any checking and the public are hungry to accept any good news about their bad habits.

The cartoon on the left demonstrates a common method used in pseudo-science. Names used are imaginary and are not intended to represent any actual person or organization –

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