[LEFT]What if a clinical study that touched off an entire political movement was “an elaborate fraud”? That’s what the British Medical Journal concludes in a new article: The infamous vaccines-cause-autism study was based mostly on fake data, the journal reports. In the first of a three-part series, the article shows how investigator Andrew Wakefield molded his data to fit his ideas, rather than the other way around.[/LEFT]
Here is another verification that science has to be verified and not to fall into the trap of taking a study at its word.
It looks like this phenomena cuts across all fields of endeavor when the public is presented with studies that claim certain facts that are later pointed out to be completely wrong or have been “tailored” to fit an agenda.
Through out the years I have seen this over and over studies that later have been shown to be self serving rather than to help push the boundaries of knowledge along.
Autism is nothing to laugh at but when I see those who use it as a stepping stone to riches-------[/LEFT]