The Dysology Hypothesis

Letting scholars get away with publishing fallacies and myths signals to others the existence of topics where guardians of good scholarship might be less capable than elsewhere. Such dysology then serves as an allurement to poor scholars to disseminate existing myths and fallacies and to create and publish their own in these topic areas, which leads to a downward spiral of diminishing veracity on particular topics.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

30 Year Old Braced Supermyth is Busted

My research into 19th and early 20th century biochemistry led me to finally bust the 30 year old myth regarding a misplaced decimal point influencing scientists to erroneously promote spinach consumption for its iron content.

You can read the results of the research here (click) on the BestThinking website:

The Spinach, Popeye, Iron, Decimal Error Myth is Finally Busted
Article by Mike Sutton