25 Reasons Red Wine Is Either Healthy or Horrible for You
If you like red wine, pay attention to the first 19 "studies," if you don't, pay attention to the last 6!
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Health and lifestyle "studies" are the very worst form of junk science, well, after that total dreck about global warming, but that is not really a science, it is a laughable pseudoscience, although calling it so is a slander on pseudoscience everywhere.
Why Most Published Research Findings Are False
Again, the reason we are so gullible with this is the Jodie Foster effect.
"How do these people have all the time to know the things that they know?” She searched for the answer to her own question, and smiled. “I think I’m just not . . . I’m not a fact person. I don’t really care about facts. I don’t even really retain them and I find them anxious-making. I like ideas.”
Jodie Foster on Wall Street’s ‘Rigged System,’ Mel Gibson, and Stars’ Right to Privacy
They don't care about facts, they find facts make them anxious, and so avoid them. And like Jodie, they simply bask in ideas they like. Mostly this means adopting an ideology which makes them feel good about themselves, regardless of actual outcomes. Here they are simply willing to believe the medical professionals know what they are doing. It is disturbing to think otherwise, safer, and healthier, but disturbing!