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  What is Junk Science?
"Junk science" is the use of faulty data and/or analysis to further a special agenda.
Some use junk science to advance social and political agendas.
who, through ignorance or insufficient capacity to understand, promote junk science because it is consistent with what they have "always believed" or "always heard" or because they just don't like the real answers.
www.debunkers.org /ancil/what_is_it.htm   (312 words)

  
  Junk science - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Junk or bunk science is a term used to derogate purportedly scientific data, research, analyses or claims which are perceived to be driven by political, financial or other questionable motives.
It is these motives that distinguish junk science from pseudoscience and controversial science.
Anti-global warming environmental scientists and spokespersons for corporations and government bureaucracies counter by saying that the scientific evidence used by their critics actually constitutes junk science and should not be used as a basis for policy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Junk_science   (541 words)

  
 Junk science: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Junk science is a term used to derogate purportedly scientific data, EHandler: no quick summary.
Pathological science is a term created by the nobel prize-winning chemist irving langmuir during a colloquium at the knolls research laboratory, december...
Falsifiability is an important concept in the philosophy of science that amounts to the apparently paradoxical idea that a proposition or theory cannot be scientific...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/j/ju/junk_science.htm   (1206 words)

  
 Junk Science Judo Short Course
"Junk science" is faulty scientific data and analysis used to further a special agenda.
In this short course, you will learn about what junk science is, how to recognize it and what you can do about it.
Of course, no short course in Junk Science Judo can substitute for the wealth of information that you'll find in the "Junk Science Judo" book.
www.junkscience.com /JSJ_Course/jsjudocourse/1.html   (133 words)

  
 Learn more about Junk science in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Critics such as John Stauber and Sheldon Rampton of PR Watch point out that the term "junk science" is often used to deride scientific findings which contradict the corporate goal of profit maximization.
For example, the tobacco industry has used the term "junk science" to describe research showing negative effects of smoking and second-hand smoke, through astroturf groups such as the "Tobacco Institute Research Council" (p.
JunkScience.com, run by self-proclaimed "junkman" Steven J. Milloy, an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, and a columnist for FoxNews.com.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /j/ju/junk_science.html   (449 words)

  
 Junkscience.com -- Main Page
"Junk science" is faulty scientific data and analysis used to advance special and, often, hidden agendas.
Some members of the media use junk science to advance their and their employers' social and political agendas.
who are ill (real or imagined) may use junk science to blame others for causing their illness.
www.junkscience.com /define.htm   (185 words)

  
 Monbiot.com » Junk Science
He posted them on his website www.sepp.org, and they were then reproduced by the appropriately named junkscience.com, by the Cooler Heads Coalition, the National Center for Public Policy Research and countless others.(14) They have even found their way into the Washington Post.(15) They are constantly quoted as evidence that manmade climate change is not happening.
Singer cites half a source: “a paper published in Science in 1989″.(16) Well, the paper might be 16 years old, but at least, and at last, there is one.
You must ignore an entire canon of science, the statements of the world’s most eminent scientific institutions, and thousands of papers published in the foremost scientific journals.
www.monbiot.com /archives/2005/05/10/junk-science   (1218 words)

  
 Junk Science
Utterly Junk Science Microscopic comparison of carpet fibers -- utterly junk science -- convicted Wayne Williams of two of the Atlanta child murders that terrorized the city in 1981, and police blamed Williams for 27 other uncharged killings.
By 2005, CBLA had been discredited as junk science.
In Oklahoma, using junk science to convict a person is "OK" with the courts.
www.truthinjustice.org /junk.htm   (9508 words)

  
 Junk science - SourceWatch
The Consumers Union (US) wrote that "as far as we have been able to trace, the phrase "junk science" has been coined by those practicing public relations and lobbying activities on behalf of some companies in certain industries--particularly the plastics, chemical, biotechnology, and pesticide industries.
While the phrase "junk science" is used by corporations, governments and front groups to discredit public interest and consumer activists, the phrase "sound science" is employed to describe the research said to back-up industry's own claims on safety and risk.
Ed Iverson, Op/ed: "The rotten fruit of junk science," Lahantan Valley News (Fallon, Nevada), April 18, 2007.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Junk_science   (523 words)

  
 JunkScience.com -- Steven Milloy, Publisher
Junk Science Judo: Self-defense Against Health Scares and Scams.
Since Al Gore was offered the opportunity (in person) to facilitate serious debate on the underlying science of global climate change, have elapsed.
This week, the report commissioned by the UK government’s Foresight Programme of the Office of Science and Technology was released, in support of some of the most massive governmental anti-obesity policies in the history of the world.
www.junkscience.com   (3992 words)

  
 FOXNews.com - The Top 10 Junk Science Claims of 2005 - Blog | Blogs | Popular Blogs | Video Blogs
It’s that time of year again when we at JunkScience.com reflect on all the dubious achievements and irresponsible claims made by the junk science community throughout the year.
In July, the Center for Science in the Public Interest petitioned the FDA to require warning labels on soft drinks.
In reality, the hype was not only premature — since the new cells were still contaminated with embryonic genetic material — it appears to have been an exercise in political science as the Senate neared consideration of a bill that would circumvent President Bush’s funding limitations for embryonic stem cell research.
www.foxnews.com /story/0,2933,180148,00.html   (1056 words)

  
 Law Evolution Science and Junk Science
Weblog exploring Intelligent Design, other pseudo sciences, junk science and the abuse of science in law, generally.
You know why I put quote marks around the word "quotes." The DI is pathologically incapable of quoting accurately or in context.
The opinion, however, holds that creation science is a sham designed to avoid the prior judicial precedents addressing creationism.
brightline.typepad.com /law_evolution_science_and   (3614 words)

  
 topical index junk science & pseudoscience
The Demon-Haunted World - Science as a Candle in the Dark (New York: Random House, 1995).
The Borderlands of Science: Where Sense Meets Nonsense (Oxford University Press, 2001).
Visit the Martin Gardner room of the Skeptic's Bookstore for more books on junk science and pseudoscience.
skepdic.com /tijunk.html   (177 words)

  
 PR Watch - TheBestLinks.com - Encyclopedia, Global warming, Junk science, John Stauber, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
PR Watch, Encyclopedia, Global warming, Junk science, John Stauber, Media...
PR Watch and the Center for Media and Democracy reported receiving funding from a number of organizations founded by heirs of industrial and real estate fortunes.
You can add this article to your own "watchlist" and receive e-mail notification about all changes in this page.
www.thebestlinks.com /PR_Watch.html   (422 words)

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