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Vincere Seattle
06/12/14 11:48 am

I trust the process; the scientific method and peer review. Works pretty well as long as sources of funding are neutral.

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geoag02 Dallas, TX
06/12/14 6:53 am

I trust science, but not scientists.

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RJ1969 SoCal
06/12/14 8:03 am

Do you have an example of methods in a study that show inherent political bias?

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bnnt Los Angeles
06/13/14 10:46 am

I trust scientists that don't claim something is conclusive and doesn't require any more research.

Scientists that do have an obvious hidden agenda.

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itsOkay no longer answering here
06/13/14 6:41 pm

I trust that scientists are just people and their biases influence their interpretations.

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RJ1969 SoCal
06/12/14 8:02 am

That's why science is the way that it is, so it can be evaluated. If the study is designed to produce a a specific result, then that will be apparent when you read the methods. Then, the validity/relevance of the study can be put in proper contex

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WhoAreYou Up In The Trees
06/13/14 10:16 am

Anyone who honestly believes in evolution cannot be trusted.

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elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
06/13/14 3:17 pm

Often that is result of ppl jumping on unreplicated, biased, too-few-subjects, etc, studies then misrepresent &/or distort facts of study for ulterior motives. Study may be accurate in terms of results. But bias/misrepresentation skew conclusion.

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lightsabr2 The Big Sky
06/13/14 11:34 am

I trust scientists, but not always science headlines. What was the one yesterday? "Study links eating grits to homosexuality"? What kind of whacko is doing this kind of research?

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geoag02 Dallas, TX
06/12/14 9:11 am

Some fields of science have become politically motivated and scientists in those fields are in encouraged to come to particular conclusions, like doctors may be encouraged to diagnose a particular condition so they may prescribe a particular drug.

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SmileyMoM Lab Rat Vampire
06/13/14 4:51 pm

I trust scientists far more than politicians.

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elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
06/13/14 3:11 pm

Depends on the scientist.

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SugarShaq
06/13/14 12:52 pm

"Scientists" is a pretty generic term.

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TerryQuinn Stardust
06/12/14 5:55 pm

Nicely stated. Also need to ensure that results are not suppressed.

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XYRN USA
06/12/14 5:36 am

usually....but not when it's tainted with politics.

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itsOkay no longer answering here
06/13/14 6:41 pm

I trust that science says what it really says. I trust that scientists disagree on how to interpret the data and results which is why they disagree about stuff. I trust that it's incomplete which is why former "truths" are disproven.

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itsOkay no longer answering here
06/13/14 6:42 pm

I believe there's a lot of money to be made in the application of science.

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WhoAreYou Up In The Trees
06/13/14 12:17 pm

I mean, science itself is based on evidence. Where is the proof of evolution?

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elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
06/13/14 3:31 pm

... and who's paying for the study.

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Maynard Londor
06/12/14 7:31 pm

I agree on both your points.

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rons Thanks America
06/13/14 10:49 am

Yes, except the ones that ask for tax payer funding. They may skew their results to the need of the government.

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TierasPet
06/12/14 5:51 am

Not always. Studies, like laws, can be designed to give you the answer you're looking for instead of the truth.

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DeusOrbus Stay Positive
06/12/14 9:12 am

How is international consensus politically motivated?

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RJ1969 SoCal
06/12/14 9:13 am

How it's used and by whom is a divide rent story, but that's not inherent in science.

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geoag02 Dallas, TX
06/12/14 9:14 am

I would encourage everyone to study a little about a subject before consulting an expert on that subject. You should still consult the expert but know enough to be able to detect BS when it is being thrown at you.

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TierasPet
06/12/14 8:17 am

It can be put into proper context but usually is not. My problem with this is that science should not be biased. However, it definitely is which causes problems and questions which politicize it.

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geoag02 Dallas, TX
06/12/14 9:15 am

International consensus is motivated by research grants mostly.

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commonsense America isnt racist
06/12/14 8:31 am

I trust them like I do any other person. As a group, probably more so.

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DeusOrbus Stay Positive
06/12/14 8:32 am

You go to a pediatrist if you have foot problems, a gynecologist for vagina related problems, etc. Those people are experts in their medical field, why would it be any different for a Biologist Climate Scientist, or any other scientist?

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blockey
06/13/14 11:56 am

I sure hope you're joking.

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elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
06/13/14 3:21 pm

May not be the research; then again, could be. Often it's the media misrepresenting actual results &/or jumping to conclusions study doesn't support.

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SugarShaq
06/13/14 12:55 pm

I agree, it's pathetic you offer no proof.

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elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
06/13/14 3:23 pm

^^^ this ^^^ all y'all in this thread!

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TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
06/13/14 2:34 pm

Hell, *I'm* a scientist.

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elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
06/13/14 3:26 pm

Point @ which *any* field of study/research *summarily* dismisses opposing viewpoints, on *any* issue, they are no longer trustworthy. Scientists follow scientific method. Which means, *every* result is challenged & rechallenged & counter-challenged

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elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
06/13/14 3:27 pm

There is no such thing as "settled science." Instant anyone makes such a declaration one knows they are hearing an uneducated, unmitigated, fool... not a "scientist."

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AreYou USA
06/13/14 2:45 pm

I don't because science changes so much. One year we find out something is good for you and thirty years later it's damaging to you. It's not that science it's fickle, it's the people who practice it.

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blockey
06/13/14 12:19 pm

... Pathetic.

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TerryQuinn Stardust
06/13/14 7:34 pm

You're a mad scientist. Of course we don't trust you - you're always creating a catastrophe for a superhero to solve :)

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TerryQuinn Stardust
06/13/14 7:38 pm

The press often reports that latest new study. It's good to know, but it takes years of replication from other labs to start to believe it. The scientists might have done nothing intentionally wrong.

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TerryQuinn Stardust
06/12/14 8:42 pm

So I think you mean that the scientists and scientific process are trustworthy so long as they are allowed to work without intimidation and not have their funding/publications restricted to support a political/corporate agenda.

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jalapeno verdadero
06/13/14 10:37 pm

I trust a scientist as much as anyone else who I know nothing about. I trust science 100%. I trust raw data.

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sdbrev210 The Pursuit of Happiness
06/14/14 7:57 am

And the misapplication of science, too.

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Ivyra Earth
06/13/14 2:17 pm

No, but a bit more than other groups.

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RossDMands Miami Township, OH
06/13/14 1:37 pm

I trust everyone. It's the devil inside them I don't trust.

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SugarShaq
06/13/14 12:54 pm

Agree, especially the climatologists who thrive on funding fear.

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