Where were the skeptics?

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Where were the skeptics?

Post by landrew » Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:23 pm

J. Edgar Hoover was purportedly prescribed cigarettes by his doctor. T/F?

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Re: Where were the skeptics?

Post by TJrandom » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:00 pm

The skeptics were making up alternate readings for LSMFT...

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Re: Where were the skeptics?

Post by landrew » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:39 pm

TJrandom wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:00 pm
The skeptics were making up alternate readings for LSMFT...
I prefer Lord Save Me From Trump.
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Re: Where were the skeptics?

Post by Lance Kennedy » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:11 pm

There are various different forms of skepticism. The relevant form in this context is scientific skepticism, to which I and many others on this forum, will adhere. Scientific skepticism is accepting as likely to be true, only that for which there is scientifically reasonable evidence.

Scientific skeptics as an organized group, were not around when the tobacco companies were perpetrating their fraud. They came later, very sadly. They were needed.

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Re: Where were the skeptics?

Post by Gord » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:32 pm

landrew wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:23 pm
Where were the skeptics?
I was still dead at the time.
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Re: Where were the skeptics?

Post by psychiatry is a scam » Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:21 am

tobacco was exposed by a whistle blower .

there are a lot of skeptics now ;
because the masses have learned that people in power are always corrupt.
a whistle blower may be a skeptic , but that is secondary.

it is a rare combination - someone with inside information / intelligence --- yet willing to tell the truth / death wish

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Re: Where were the skeptics?

Post by Cadmusteeth » Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:33 am

I don't think people in power are always corrupt. That being said, the positions in question do attract people who want to attain those seats and use them for their own gain. Or, falling short of that, manipulate those in a higher position in some way. Such as feeding them disinformation to affect their positions on certain issues.