Critica Commentary is a place for discussion of all things related to denial of scientific evidence and health and science literacy. Here you will find longer pieces about particular topics, such as medical misdiagnosis and conflicts of interest, as well as interviews with key people working at the intersection of health policy, science journalism, science education, and psychology, among other fields. You may also find guest posts by authorities in the field as well as by people with fascinating stories to share and analyses of recent news articles, studies, and current events. If you are interested in writing something for Critica, please contact us here.
September 16, 2018 | CommentsContinue Reading ➝
Tell me you can reduce my risk of something awful happening to me by 100% compared to what I am currently doing, and I am all ears. Show me a study that says a new approach or treatment improves the chances of escaping disease by 50% compared to a standard intervention and I am impressed. […]
September 7, 2018 | CommentsContinue Reading ➝
Editors’ Note: Critica follower and contributor Peter McKenzie-Brown, who lives in Canada, writes about his experience as a birder, something about which we at Critica previously knew very little. But beyond telling us some interesting things about birds and birding, the article discloses a now all-too-familiar twisting of facts to favor profit over science. Scientists […]
August 26, 2018 | CommentsContinue Reading ➝
According to the Collins English Dictionary, “If you say that someone shoots from the hip, you mean that they react to situations or give their opinion very quickly, without stopping to think”. With pun fully intended, that is often the way statements are made about firearm-related injuries and deaths in the U.S. Almost no area […]