Skeptical about this Skeptic
December 22, 2010 5:55 PM Subscribe
posted by jnnla (37 comments total)
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The credibility of Skeptoid
podcast creator, Brian Dunning, has come under fire from the Science Blog / Skeptic community after he posted a questionable podcast
regarding DDT. A comprehensive fact check in two parts
hit the web soon thereafter, followed by other critiques
- suggesting that Dunning's objectivity may be tainted by conservative / libertarian political leanings.
The debate continues to RAGE in the comments section of the above links. With Dunning's own responses not necessarily helping.
Other Dunning creations have been less effectively held up as evidence of his agenda. Highlights include insinuations that fast food is nutritious
, locally grown produce isn't 'green,'
and that the garbage patch in the pacific (north pacific gyre) isn't such a big deal
- to name a few.