Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Mistaken Concensus

Diet and Fat: A Severe Case of Mistaken Consensus - New York Times If a majority of doctors believe something, does that make it true? It 75% of the world believe it is flat, are they right?

This is an interesting article about how the medical profession (so called) gets things wrong, and how the wrong information gets entrenched, even when all the evidence says something else.

Information cascades are interesting - especially with all of the global warming hysteria right now.

Go read the article. [via Glenn R.]

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