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That talked about people keeping their children out of school because they didn’t have them vaccinated. They believed a scientific article that told them that their children could acquire autism if they received a vaccine

Often the media portrays contradictory findings in science. For example one week a media source may say that red wine is good for you while weeks later a different source may state that red wine may not have been as good for you as previously thought. This back and forth often leaves the public unsure of what to think on a given topic. Discuss in your group why this situation arises and what an individual in society can do to best ensure they are informed on a particular topic.

One thing the public can do is to ask proffessionals such as doctors about topics they are confused about. They definetly shouldn't google their questions in order to be more informed because that is when confusion occurs. With so many sources it would be hard to choose just one and claim it as creditable and pure truth. So I disagree that google is a good source because most individuals do not know what they are looking for. It sounds much better to say that your doctor told you something than what you found on Wikipedia, when you try to inform another person on the topic.

The value of a good discussion is it may give alternate interpretations of the results and it also offers the researcher the opportunity to point out the significance of the findings and compare it to past research in the…...

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