Thursday, December 29, 2005

Scientific Misnomers

There are many misnomers, misunderstandings, or myths out there because some people have been influenced by the media, never been exposed to sound science, or have a recently outdated concenption of modern science in their daily lives. Some of the following are examples.

  1. Organic foods are healthier and better for the environment than conventional and GM foods.
  2. GM foods are not as safe as natural or organic foods.
  3. Decaffeinated coffee is unhealthy because it is produced using toxic chemicals like ammonia.
  4. We are running out of oil and are on the verge of an energy crisis.

I will address each of these in later posts.

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