Always check your sources : Question everything

What do anti-vaxxers, folks that swear MSG is a bad thing, and the quote above have in common?

“The info / sources are all faked”

I find it incredibly interesting how many people can simply read something, with really very little data backing up said claims, and accept it at face value.

Worse – when this info can be incredibly damaging – such as in the case of the anti-vax movement, one seriously wonders if this is simply a symptom of the decline of our education system.

Anyways, long story short – always check your sources.  There’s no shame in being ignorant or admitting being wrong – but there’s absolutely terrible to be passing along bad information, especially when that bad info can cost lives.


 

Sources for the above, for your pleasure:

Retracted autism study an ‘elaborate fraud,’ British journal finds
http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/01/05/autism.vaccines/

One Map Sums Up The Damage Caused By The Anti-Vaccination Movement
http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/one-map-sums-damage-caused-anti-vaccination-movement

Why MSG Is Perfectly Safe
http://www.businessinsider.com/is-msg-sodium-in-chinese-food-safe-to-eat-2014-8

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