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Old 29th-October-2013, 09:31 PM   #8
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Is it that bad, though?

I've read some Norwegian magazines and there are always people sending in letters if they are factually wrong. So there might always be someone in that field that knows what's true and corrects it if it's faulty. I think the Scientific American has the same thing.

There are errors in science that can't be blamed on pop science, as the forces behind it are the ones at fault.

Science is already heavily driven by money interests and is not as concerned with truths or "the greater good for mankind" as one might think.


I think rather when science becomes more of a trend, the focus on it will slowly increase and thus the drives behind it might be forced to change. More people will demand more societal money to be contributed to medicine when they realize money is the only reason some cures are not being prioritized at all.
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